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Congresswoman Lee Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Funding for Military Escalation in Afghanistan

  By Staff

Oct. 4, 2009, 11 a.m. -  Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09), with the support of 21 other Members of Congress, introduced H.R. 3699, which will prohibit funding for any increase in the number of members of the United States Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

“History tells us that there will not be a military-first solution to the situation in Afghanistan, “said Lee. “Open-ended military intervention in Afghanistan is not in our national security interest and will only continue to give resonance to insurgent recruiters painting pictures of foreign occupation to a new generation.

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“I applaud the administration’s decision to conduct a much-needed strategic review of our military presence in Afghanistan.

“As we consider the possibility of further entrenching United States Armed Forces by sending significantly more brave men and women in uniform into harm’s way, this legislation sends a clear message in opposition to this course of action.”

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