THORNBERRY ON AFGHANISTAN FORCE LEVEL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING
WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks following the Pentagon's announcement on force level accounting and reporting procedures in Afghanistan:
"I am pleased to see that as we prepare to execute a new strategy in Afghanistan, President Trump and Secretary Mattis have chosen to put the facts on the table. The Obama Administration did not shoot straight on how many people they sent to Afghanistan, which added cost to the mission and made it harder to succeed. It is important to be upfront about the importance of the mission and what it takes to succeed."