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Look for quickest way to decrease military in Afghanistan

My view is that we must look for the quickest way to decrease our military involvement in Afghanistan, consistent with protecting our national security. Withdrawing 33,000 troops in this coming year is a welcome start, and the President's commitment to end our overall combat operations on a clear timeline is equally important--just as it was in Iraq. And frankly, like so many other Americans, I am impatient to accelerate this withdrawal.

I have been a consistent voice against escalating our combat involvement in Afghanistan. In October of 2009, I shared my thinking before the most recent troop surge, writing: "The cancer of Al Qaeda seems to have spread to Pakistan and beyond. A wider war in Afghanistan will have little impact on the Al Qaeda leadership outside that country's borders. Moreover our recent successes against Al Qaeda have come not in large scale military engagements in Afghanistan but through pinpoint attacks."

Source: Statement on Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal speech , Jun 11, 2012

Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan.

Kuster opposes the PVS survey question on Afghanistan

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q17 on Aug 30, 2012

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