Indiana’s U.S. Senators say they want to dig more into the details of President Donald Trump’s strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
Trump addressed the nation Monday on America’s 16-year presence in the east Asian nation. He promised a focus on eliminating terrorists, not “nation-building.” The president also declined to set a timetable for the conflict’s de-escalation and announced an increase in troop numbers.
In a statement, Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) said he looks forward to studying Trump’s strategy more closely and praised the president for outlining his approach to Afghanistan.
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) expressed hope that President Trump would come to Congress with what Donnelly calls a “clear strategy.” And the senior Hoosier Senator says the mission in Afghanistan should be based on conditions on the ground to combat the Taliban and ISIS.