President Obama should seek explicit Congressional approval before signing any agreement to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely for a new mission after 2014. Members of Congress should support efforts led by Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, and Walter Jones to force a Congressional debate and vote on whether to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The Obama Administration is trying to get an agreement with the government of Afghanistan that would keep thousands of U.S. troops there after 2014, constantly exposed to mortal danger.
No U.S. commitment to keep thousands of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan beyond 2014 should be allowed without prior Congressional debate and authorization, consistent with the Congressional role in making decisions about war envisioned by the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Congress didn’t allow the Administration to bomb Syria without Congressional authorization; Congress shouldn’t allow the Administration to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan without Congressional authorization.
Urge President Obama to go to Congress for explicit approval before making any commitment to keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and urge Congress to insist on a Congressional debate and vote before any such commitment takes place.
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