Webb Says Afghanistan Policy “U.S. Must Articulate Clear & Attainable Goals, Defined Endpoint”

Note:  If you are concerned about U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and the proper use of our military you should check out Senator Jim Webb on Meet the Press   … the following comes from his communications office:

This Sunday, Senator Jim Webb will appear on Meet the Press to discuss U.S. policy in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, Senator Webb has emphasized that the Obama administration’s review of U.S. policies in Afghanistan must contain clear and attainable objectives with a defined and understandable endpoint and warned that the United States runs the risk of being perceived as an occupying force.

Responding to General McChrystal’s recommendations, Senator Webb stated that, “we have reached a turning point in Afghanistan as to whether we are going to formally adopt nation-building as a policy.”

WHO: Senator Jim Webb WHAT: Interview on U.S. policy in Afghanistan WHEN: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 10:00 AM* WHERE: NBC’s Meet the Press

*To find your local channel and showtime, click here »

To read the AFP piece, “US faces ‘nation-building’ choice on Afghanistan,” click here »

To read the New York Times piece, “Obama Gives Ways to Rate Efforts in Afghan Region,” click here »

To read the full transcript of Senator Webb’s exchange from the Tuesday, September 15 hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, click here »

To read the full transcript of Senator Webb’s exchange from the Thursday, September 17 hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, click here »

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