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Senator Harry Reid: Before We Extend the War in Afghanistan, Let Congress Vote

Senator Harry Reid: Before We Extend the War in Afghanistan, Let Congress Vote

The war in Afghanistan has lasted thirteen years, making it the longest in American history. Despite the unpopularity of the conflict, President Obama just announced that he would leave almost 10,000 US troops in the country for two more years—without the approval of Congress.

As George Zornick reported, a bipartisan group of Senators are planning to introduce an amendment to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could slow down the President's plans to prolong the conflict. The amendment would call on President Obama to seek approval from Congress for any extended presence in Afghanistan.

As Senator Jeff Merkley, who co-sponsored earlier efforts to call for a vote, said, "Automatic renewal is fine for Netflix and gym memberships, but it is not the right approach when it comes to war.” Our elected representatives must have a say in whether we prolong the war in Afghanistan. Join us in calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the amendment up for a vote. Then, to amplify your voice, call the Senate Majority Leader at 202-224-3542 and tweet at him @SenatorReid.

The body of a soldier who died in Afghanistan is offloaded at Dover Air Force Base in September.
The body of a soldier who died in Afghanistan is offloaded at Dover Air Force Base in September. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)



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