Sen. Levin statement from Afghanistan on historic U.S-Afghanistan agreement
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement today in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he witnessed President Obama and President Hamid Karzai sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the two nations. Sen. Levin and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., traveled to Afghanistan on Monday for a previously scheduled visit.
“Tonight’s agreement will help bring about an Afghanistan that is more secure from al Qaeda’s return and from Taliban domination. That is a real achievement for both our countries, for the region and for the world. It was an especially powerful moment to witness what I believe will be a big step toward ending a long war that has demanded so much sacrifice from the men and women who serve our nation and their families.”