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Corker Statement on President Obama’s Announcement on U.S. Security Presence in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s announcement on plans for the U.S. security presence in Afghanistan.

“I appreciate President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will fulfill President Ghani’s request for maintaining a stronger U.S. counter-terror and security presence in Afghanistan,” said Corker. “This is the right decision in the effort to improve stability in the region and should signal a continued flexibility based upon circumstances on the ground.”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with President Obama at the White House today and will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday morning.