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Carter commends Trump’s ‘clear-eyed approach’ on Afghanistan

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Savannah, GA, August 21, 2017 | comments
Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) commended President Donald J. Trump on his “clear-eyed and comprehensive” strategy for Afghanistan and the region following his address to the American people outlining a new approach. “In his remarks, President Trump outlined a clear-eyed and comprehensive approach to addressing the threats our country faces in Afghanistan and the region,” said Carter. “I commend the President for taking the time to conduct this thorough review, hear from diverse perspectives, and arrive at a clear and concise strategy. “I was especially heartened to hear a departure from telegraphing maneuvers in advance and basing our strategy on political timetables,” Carter continued. “Instead we will empower our troops and their commanders to confront the threat head on with the full support of their Commander in Chief. Congress and the American people should unite and commit to doing everything we can to make this strategy a success.” In his remarks, President Trump announced three strategic shifts in America’s approach to the region. First, shifting from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground. Second, increasing pressure on regional partners such as Pakistan to do more to improve the situation. Finally, ensuring warfighters have the tools and ground rules necessary to achieve their mission. “We’ve got the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters leading America’s efforts at Bagram Airfield right now,” Carter said. “We’ve had troops and their families undergo deployment after deployment. We’ve got the legacy of heroes such as Matthew Freeman from Richmond Hill who paid the ultimate sacrifice and Winston Hencley from Rincon who survived injuries few others could. For us and for our area, this is personal.” In addition to Fort Stewart, home to the 3rd Infantry Division, Congressman Carter represents Hunter Army Airfield, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Moody Air Force Base in Congress.
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Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) commended President Donald J. Trump on his “clear-eyed and comprehensive” strategy for Afghanistan and the region following his address to the American people outlining a new approach.

“In his remarks, President Trump outlined a clear-eyed and comprehensive approach to addressing the threats our country faces in Afghanistan and the region,” said Carter.  “I commend the President for taking the time to conduct this thorough review, hear from diverse perspectives, and arrive at a clear and concise strategy."

“I was especially heartened to hear a departure from telegraphing maneuvers in advance and basing our strategy on political timetables,” Carter continued.  “Instead we will empower our troops and their commanders to confront the threat head on with the full support of their Commander in Chief.  Congress and the American people should unite and commit to doing everything we can to make this strategy a success.”

In his remarks, President Trump announced three strategic shifts in America’s approach to the region.  First, shifting from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground.  Second, increasing pressure on regional partners such as Pakistan to do more to improve the situation.  Finally, ensuring warfighters have the tools and ground rules necessary to successfully achieve their mission. 

For Carter and his Coastal Georgia district, the fight in Afghanistan hits closer to home than most.

“We’ve got the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters leading America’s efforts at Bagram Airfield right now,” Carter said. “We’ve had troops and their families undergo deployment after deployment.  We’ve got the legacy of heroes such as Matthew Freeman from Richmond Hill who paid the ultimate sacrifice and Winston Hencley from Rincon who survived injuries few others could.  For us and for our area, this is personal."

In addition to Fort Stewart, home to the 3rd Infantry Division, Congressman Carter represents Hunter Army Airfield, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Moody Air Force Base in Congress.
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