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Talking Points on S. 186, Boxer’s Bill to Require End Date for Afghanistan War

Posted by Just Foreign Policy on April 26th, 2011

From our partners at Just Foreign Policy

If your Senator has not co-sponsored S. 186, The “Safe & Responsible Redeployment of U.S. Combat Forces from Afghanistan Act of 2011”, make sure you do so here. But don’t stop there–you can take the next step by writing a letter to the editor in your local newspaper or by visiting your Senator’s in-State office with the Talking Points posted below, which you can download here as a PDF.

For more background, check out JFP Policy Director Bob Naiman’s piece on “Barbara Boxer: Champion in the Senate Against the Afghanistan War”.

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Support S. 186, for a Timetable for the Redeployment of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan, Including an End Date for Near Decade-Long War

Senator Boxer’s bill S. 186 would require President Obama to submit a plan to Congress for the redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, including a date for the completion of that redeployment. As the White House prepares its decision on the extent of the July troop drawdown and works to conclude a security agreement with the Afghan government, it is a crucial time for Senators to weigh in.

S. 186, “Safe & Responsible Redeployment of U.S. Combat Forces from Afghanistan Act of 2011” would:

  • Put the Senate on the Record in Support of Obama’s Plan for a Significant Drawdown

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