Senator Burr Statement on Announced Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Afghanistan

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement in response to the announcement that President Biden intends to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021:

“The Biden Administration is within its rights to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but I’m concerned this Administration, like the last, has made this decision without fully considering the consequences. A complete withdrawal of U.S. troops will have long-term security ramifications, regionally and globally, for which the U.S. must be adequately prepared. Instead, we appear to be doubling down on ill-considered timelines without any of our conditions having been met. It’s incumbent on this Administration to tell Congress and the American people how it intends to withdraw U.S. forces, the timeline and reasoning behind it, and whether and how it intends to maintain a U.S. diplomatic presence in Kabul moving forward.”