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U.S. Senator Herb Kohl reacts to President's Afghanistan plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- U.S. Senator Herb Kohl released the following statement in reaction to President Barack Obama's Address to the Nation on Afghanistan.

"We cannot simply walk away from Afghanistan, let the Taliban and al Qaeda take over and threaten the stability of a nuclear armed Pakistan. After careful review the President has laid out a new strategy, with timelines and benchmarks and more emphasis on training Afghan troops and police. We should give his new strategy an opportunity to work, but be clear that this is not an open-ended commitment if the Afghan people and government fail to do their part."

--- U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl

Online reporting by Julie Lund

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