Sen. Rockefeller: Troop drawdown in Afghanistan needs to be faster
The Hill by Daniel Strauss
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), the former chairman and current member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, called on a faster withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan.
"As I have said for some time, it’s time to dramatically accelerate the troop drawdown that began in July and end expensive reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Our continued commitment of 100,000 troops and over $100 billion a year to the war effort in Afghanistan is neither sustainable nor strategically wise," Rockefeller said Tuesday in a statement.