U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, praised President Barack Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.
Obama made the announcement official tonight in a national speech from West Point. His plan would send roughly 30,000 troops to the war-torn country for an 18 month period.
Here's the freshman lawmaker's statement:
“After much delay, it is good to see that the president and the administration have finally decided to give our troops critical resources that they need to move forward with our mission in Afghanistan. I look forward to working with my colleagues and military commanders to ensure that our troops have the resources they need to complete their mission and return home safely. We must never waver in our support for our men and women in uniform as they stand on the front lines of freedom and fearlessly fight to protect our nation and families.”