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Withdraw our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

Our Commander-in-Chief's commitment to withdraw our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan is also encouraging. While we must withdraw in a smart and pragmatic manner that ensures the stability of the region and prevents the risk of letting these countries slide back into terrorist safe havens, recent successes in the region afford us the opportunity to reassess our timetable for withdrawal, and begin to apply those resources to nation-building at home more quickly.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, hectorbalderas.com,"Issues" , Jan 18, 2012

33,000 out of Afghanistan is good; but there are 70,000 more

I commend our Commander in Chief for his order to withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops this year and another 23,000 by the end of September 2012 from Afghanistan.

While this reduction is a positive step, we must remember that close to 70,000 troops will remain in harm's way in Afghanistan and our commitment to supporting them and our mission must not waver. The sooner all of our troops are out of Afghanistan the better. But it cannot be done at the expense of our country's safety.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, hectorbalderas.com, "Press" , Jun 22, 2011

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