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Courtney Statement on President Biden’s Announced Plan to Withdraw American Combat Troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021

April 14, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after President Joe Biden announced that he would withdraw all American combat troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

“President Biden’s plan, which modifies the May 1st Trump departure date to September 11th, will bring to an end twenty years of valiant service by our military to protect our homeland,” said Congressman Courtney. “The timeline laid out by the Biden Administration allows for the planning and logistics necessary to safely end military intervention, and to broker a power-sharing agreement that reduces the violence that has scarred Afghanistan for far too long. As a member of the House Armed Services committee, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure a successful execution of this plan.”