Hoeven Statement on Attacks in Kabul

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Pentagon reported U.S. service members were killed in terrorist attacks near the Kabul airport: 

“Our prayers are with our service members and their loved ones following today’s attacks in Kabul. Our men and women in uniform have served and are serving courageously in Afghanistan to battle terrorists and keep us safe. Today’s bombings and the tragic deaths of U.S. service members show that it is urgent that the President explain to the American people how we will combat these extremists now that U.S. forces are being withdrawn, including how we will gather intelligence and how we will position our forces in the future. At the same time, the President needs to outline his plan for protecting our troops, and ensuring that American citizens and Afghans who we promised to protect can be safely evacuated.”