Hoeven Statement on U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the United States Armed Forces withdrawing from Afghanistan:

“The Biden administration committed that all Americans and our allies would be brought out of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the administration instead chose to leave without fulfilling that commitment. I fear this withdrawal, which also includes leaving behind valuable military equipment, will embolden our enemies and make the U.S. more vulnerable to terror attacks.

“Our men and women in uniform served heroically in Afghanistan over the past two decades – some making the ultimate sacrifice. Their service secured our freedoms and liberties here at home. We can never repay them for their service, and we say thank you and God Bless you.”