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FAYETTEVILLE – Congressman Robert Pittenger, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, had this statement following President Trump’s address on Afghanistan:

“President Trump seeks an enduring outcome as he recognizes the vacuum that will occur with failure.  With twenty Islamic terrorist groups active in Afghanistan and nuclear arms in Pakistan, a precipitous exit will be dangerous to America. In contrast to the previous Administration, our Generals will be authorized to execute support for the Afghan government and military to win this war.”

Congressman Pittenger recently returned from a national security trip to the Middle East with House Leadership, working to increase international collaboration in the fight against Islamic jihad and enhance efforts to intercept terrorism financing.