LAKEWOOD, COLO. - U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after President Trump outlined his plan for the U.S. war in Afghanistan:
"President Trump outlined our basic goals in Afghanistan but did not offer many details. The timetable, the exact number of troops and the plan for engaging Pakistan are still unclear. Additionally, the plan does not include any clear benchmarks for success. The U.S. has a long and complicated history in Afghanistan and I believe we must be careful about how we move forward to avoid a prolonged presence in the region."