Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Senators seek vote on U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Feb. 6, 2014 - 06:09PM   |  
  • Filed Under

WASHINGTON — A group of Senate Republicans and Democrats say Congress should vote on whether the U.S. leaves troops in Afghanistan after the NATO-led combat mission formally ends this year.

Sen. Jeff Merkley said Thursday that automatic renewal is fine for Netflix and gym memberships, but not for war. Sen. Mike Lee said after more than a decade of combat, the decision should not be left to the White House and Pentagon alone.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Rand Paul also are pressing for a vote.

President Obama is weighing the possible U.S. presence in Afghanistan after 2014. The military wants to keep 10,000 U.S. troops in the country. But the White House says Obama won’t leave any American forces in Afghanistan unless Afghan President Hamid Karzai signs a bilateral security agreement.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

The push for pullups
Why soldiers want it added to PT test

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
   Last Post: garhkal
        Apr 19, 2014 3:13 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        Apr 15, 2014 4:55 PM
   Last Post: Shaken1976
        Apr 15, 2014 5:13 PM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook