Olympia Snowe on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Feb 01, 2011


Senator Snowe supported President Obama's efforts to surge troops into Afghanistan in early 2009. She stated that the Karzai government must combat the rampant corruption inhibiting its political and economic progress and the narcotics trade that continues to enable the Taliban and al Qaeda, or every step forward the Afghan government attempts will be hobbled by these corrosive influences. She also stated that Pakistan must do more and has still failed to pledge to formally cut ties between the Pakistani Intelligence Service, the ISI, and Lashkar and other extremist groups. Senator Snowe also stated that our NATO partners must provide additional forces to train the Afghan National Army and Police as securing the region must be an international objective.


The Obama Surge

In March of 2009, Senator Snowe released a press statement noting her support for President Obama's decision to send additional troops into Afghanistan. 

Voting Record

Authorization for the Use of Force

Three days after the attacks of September 11, the senate authorized the use of military force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. The vote was unanimous. Olympia Snowe voted to give President Bush the Authorization for the use of force.

Olympia Snowe voted to give President Bush the Authorization for the use of force.


Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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

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