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Wicker Questions Top Military Officials on Progress in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today discussed the political and security situation in Afghanistan with Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

Wicker used the opportunity to ask the top military officials about the progress in Afghanistan. President Trump announced a new strategy in August aimed at helping to develop an Afghan-led peace process. Gen. Dunford highlighted recent data showing that the Afghan people overwhelmingly reject the Taliban and believe the presence of U.S. troops is a stabilizing and welcome force.

The Mississippi Senator has long argued that failing in Afghanistan could have tremendous national security implications for America.

10/3/17