Newt Gingrich on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Dec 13, 2011


Congressman Gingrich has not been vocal on Afghanistan in terms of his strategy if elected. He has stated that it is fundamentally misleading to try to isolate Afghanistan without understanding the role of sanctuaries in Northwest Pakistan. In July of 2010, Congressman Gingrich stated that the war in Afghanistan would likely not end well as the US continually underestimates the number of troops required to complete the job there.


Lessons from the First Five Years

In September of 2006, Congressman Gingrich released an article on the Human Events website dealing with lessons that were learned so far from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Highway Systems in Afghanistan

In April of 2009, Congressman Gingrich appeared on Fox News and stated that the first thing that could be done was to build a highway system to facilitate the transportation of goods. He stated that this would allow people to grow legal items profitably instead of growing drugs.



Afghanistan Won't End Well

In July of 2010, Congressman Gingrich stated in a speech that the US continually underestimated the level of commitment needed to succeed in Iraq. He states that the war there won't end well.


CBS Foreign Policy Debate

On November 11, 2011 Speaker Gingrich participated in the CBS foreign policy debate. He was asked about the size of the force in Afghanistan and the possibility of negotiating with the Taliban.


Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.


[1] Website: Politico Article: Newt Gingrich: Afghanistan won’t 'end well' Author: Andy Barr Accessed on: 05/20/2011

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