Gov. Rick Perry on Afghanistan
Rick Perry believes keeping Afghanistan free from a terrorist-supporting regime remains as vital a strategic interest for the United States today as it was ten years ago.
As president, Rick Perry will make strategic decisions based upon consultation with military leaders on the ground, rather than arbitrary timetables dictated by politics, as has been the policy of the Obama administration.
Rick Perry believes in the clear objective to support and develop Afghan National Security Forces to make Afghanistan increasingly stable and able to defend itself. As president, Rick Perry will encourage our friends in India to continue their productive support of a free Afghanistan.
Rick Perry wants to bring our brave men and women home as soon as we safely can, based on the advice of military commanders on the ground and after consulting with our allies, including the Afghan leadership.
Rick Perry believes we must get our work in Afghanistan done and done right, because we never want to have to send our sons and daughters back there again.