Aug 18 2017

Graham Statement On National Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today issued this statement on the President’s planned briefing from the National Security Council on national security issues, including strategy for Afghanistan

“Today is a big day for American national security.  I encourage President Trump to listen to his generals.  He has an outstanding national security team advising him on terrorism and the way forward in Afghanistan.  At the end of the day, Afghanistan is about American homeland security – not building empires. 

“I hope President Trump, unlike his predecessor, will not put our military in a bad spot in Afghanistan.  He should give them the tools and support they need to confront the rising terror threats in Afghanistan.  Today, our diplomatic efforts are non-existent in Afghanistan and the same is true in neighboring Pakistan.

“If we were to pull all our troops from Afghanistan it would be a disaster for our national security interests and set the stage for another 9/11 on American soil.”