Veterans Groups Request Meeting with President

They are concerned with America fulfilling its promises.

Forty-five veterans groups organized and signed a letter to President Biden requesting a meeting to stress the importance of aiding Afghan allies, some of whom fought alongside American troops for 20 years. They seek a virtual meeting to ensure there is a plan in place to evacuate allies and partners from Afghanistan. They are also calling on the president to grant humanitarian parole status to at-risk Afghans who don’t have visas and they are urging the president to grant more funding to refugee resettlement agencies to help with the influx of people.

“We… remain concerned about the fates of our wartime partners,” their letter read.

The veterans groups that signed the letter are concerned that President Biden will not fulfill the promises he made. They maintain, if the U.S. fails to help its Afghan allies, it will harm America’s reputation abroad and erode trust in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as caused pain and regret for Afghanistan War veterans who promised their allies that America would keep them safe.

“Failing to meet our obligations to these Afghans would not only be a  national security risk… it would also condemn veterans and survivors of the conflict in Afghanistan to a lifetime of moral injury,” the groups wrote.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to consider the virtual meeting with the community of veterans as the provision of safe harbor for Afghans is assessed.
  • For the White House and military leaders to strengthen the effort in Afghanistan.
  • For Afghan girls, women, and Christians who are already suffering persecution from the Taliban.

Sources: Stars & Stripes, The Epoch News


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