Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Acknowledges President Karzai’s Demand to Expel US Troops from Afghan Province

Winter 2013

Washington, DC - The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) acknowledges Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s sudden demand to expel US Special Forces from Wardak Province within the next two weeks, with claims that US Special Forces are causing instability in the province.

As US-led combat forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, it is the position of JWV that the troops expelled from Wardak Province by President Karzai must immediately return to the United States rather than redeploy elsewhere.

In this time of budget cuts and debates on military spending in the United States, it absolutely makes no sense to keep our military personnel stationed in regions where the local government is extremely hostile to their presence.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

 

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