Senator Boxer:  Bringing Our Troops Home   

Thursday, June 23, 2011  

Dear Friend:

Last night President Obama addressed the nation about his plan to withdraw 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and a total of 33,000 by next summer.  

I am glad this war is ending, but it’s ending at far too slow a pace. We need a swifter turnover of responsibility to the nearly 300,000 Afghan forces we have trained, which would allow our brave military men and women to come home sooner.

I recently gave a speech in San Francisco calling for a new strategy in Afghanistan focused on counterterrorism, protection of coalition personnel, and the continued training of Afghan forces.  To read the speech, please click here.

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer