UPDATED 6:53 PM PT — Fri. Oct. 12, 2018
House speaker Paul Ryan is asking for patience when it comes to Afghanistan, following his return from the country.
Ryan said Friday he was “heartened” by progress in the war torn nation, noting President Trump’s strategy should be given an opportunity to succeed.
Ryan recently returned from a fact finding trip to Afghanistan with Texas Representative Mac Thornberry.
The speaker added fighting terrorism in the region is still of vital interest to the U.S.
President Trump announced in 2017 he would send additional troops to Afghanistan, aiming to force the Taliban into a peace agreement.