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Statement on Afghanistan Troop Withdrawals, Ellmers Deeply Disturbed by President Announcing Timetable to Enemies


Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement this evening following the President's address on the war in Afghanistan:

"This evening, President Obama announced to the world his intention to set a deadline for withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan. Less than two months ago, American special forces led one of the most successful missions in modern history to kill Osama Bin Laden. The success of this mission was due largely to its secrecy. But now, the same President who oversaw this mission is giving a speech announcing to our enemies and the world our military strategy. These are my concerns, particularly as I head to Fort Bragg this weekend to visit with our troops who will soon be deployed to the front lines."

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