Statements about Afghanistan

"We will spend $100 billion in Afghanistan this year, fixing roads, building bridges, training police officers, and more, [and] cutting the same things in our own country."

Rhode Island has the "the second-most heavily deployed National Guard in the United States."

Says an amendment specifying when military members may use deadly force "does nothing to change existing rules of engagement for American service members."

"Most military experts say there is anywhere between 25 and 30 members of al Qaeda in Afghanistan."

"It costs us, logistically, three times more to fight in Afghanistan than it does in any other place."

"We are amassing most of our military strength in a country where fewer than 100 members of al Qaeda remain."

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