Benjamin Cardin on The War in Afghanistan

Last Updated : Mar 28, 2012

Assessing the Road Ahead

In December of 2009, Senator Cardin issued a press statement noting a hearing that was held on the road ahead in Afghanistan. He states that he is concerned that President's plan may not accomplish his goals in Afghanistan.

 

Concern over Civilian Process

In December of 2010, Senator Cardin issued a press statement noting that he was happy with the military progress in Afghanistan, but that he was concerned with the lack of civilian progress.

 

Shifting Strategies in Afghanistan

In June of 2011, Senator Cardin wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Congressional blog that discussed the need to shift strategies in Afghanistan. That same month, the Senator sent a letter to President Obama calling for that shift.

 

 

Call for a Faster Timeline

In June of 2011, Senator Cardin issued a press statement noting his view that while he was happy with the progress made in Afghanistan, he was hopeful that the troop withdraw would be sped up.

 

Repeated Call for Faster Timeline

In March of 2012, Senator Cardin issued a press statement noting a letter that he and a number of other senators had sent to President Obama calling for a faster timeline in the troop withdraw from Afghanistan.

 

2012 Campaign Website Statements

 

Voting Record

Authorization for the Use of Force

In September of 2001, the House considered legislation to give authorization for the use of force against those who attacked us. The measure passed 420-1. Benjamin Cardin voted to give the authorization for the use of force.

Benjamin Cardin voted to give 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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