Congressman Rose, who served in Afghanistan and who long called for and supported efforts to end the war, applauds President Trump’s Peace Deal
STATEN ISLAND, NY — February 29, 2020 — Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran who served in the war in Afghanistan, issued the following statement on the Afghanistan peace deal reached today:
“After a generation of warfare and bloodshed, the time to end the war in Afghanistan is now. I applaud the President for his commitment to reaching this historic agreement and bringing our troops home. While this deal is an incredible step toward peace, there is still a long road ahead. The Taliban and Afghan National Government now have the opportunity and responsibility to create a future for their country that includes all Afghans while never again allowing it to become a refuge for terrorists.”
Rose, who serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has long-called for an end to the war in Afghanistan and supported efforts to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). In a July column, Rose argued that it’s time for Congress to retake it’s Congressional authority to declare war.
Rose served as an active duty officer in Afghanistan from 2012-2013 and earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge. Rose is Ranger-qualified, continues to serve in the National Guard, and is the first post-9/11 combat veteran to represent New York City.
SOURCE: Jonas Edwards-Jenks | Communications Director | Congressman Max Rose