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Coffman: Afghanistan Resolution Would Destabilize Region

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Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) a Marine Corps combat veteran who served in both the first Gulf War and the Iraq War issued the following statement after voting against a resolution instructing President Obama to begin pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan:

"Despite my opposition to both the Bush and Obama administration's nation building strategies in Afghanistan, it would be recklessly irresponsible to withdraw our forces by the end of the year and would only serve to further destabilize that region."


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