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Pingree Statement on President Biden’s Plan to Withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s plan to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by or before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that drew the United States into its longest war:

“America has been at war so long that sons and daughters who were born after these conflicts began are now old enough to enlist. These forever wars have taken an incalculable human toll – impacting the future of not one, but two generations of Americans. These wars should have ended long, long ago, and I applaud President Biden for establishing a clear timetable to withdraw our troops by the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Now it’s on Congress to prevent more endless wars by revoking the outdated 2001 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF).”


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