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Rep. Frankel Statement on Afghanistan

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West Palm Beach, FL, August 15, 2021 | comments

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on the recent events unfolding in Afghanistan.

“What is happening in Afghanistan is sad and tragic, especially for women and girls,” said Rep. Frankel. “After the U.S. spent billions of dollars over 20 years to train over 300,000 Afghan security forces and provide them with top military weapons, the Afghan military failed to defend their people from the Taliban takeover. Now the U.S. must take immediate action to protect the remaining Americans, Afghans who helped us during the war, human rights activists, and other targeted populations, and join the international community to keep pressure on the Taliban for a peaceful and pluralistic future.”



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