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THE HILL: Wars must end — Congress should clarify our mission in the Middle East

It is time our nation’s leaders clarify our mission in the Middle East and define victory for a new generation of warriors. 18 years ago today, the 107th Congress passed, and President Bush sign...

09/20/19

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Wyoming legislators: Liz Cheney should stop carping at Trump for rejecting endless war

by State Reps. Jared Olsen and Tyler Lindholm President Trump in June chose not to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone with a strike that military advisers told him might kill hu...

09/04/19

CNSNews.com: US Combat Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Highest Level in 5 Years; 2 More Casualties on Wednesday

(CNSNews.com) – The death of two more U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan on Wednesday brings to 14 the number of Americans killed in combat there this year – the highest annual combat death to...

08/23/19

PEW RESEARCH: Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting

Nearly 18 years since the start of the war in Afghanistan and 16 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, majorities of U.S. military veterans say those wars were not worth fighting, according to a new...

07/22/19

MILITARY.COM: Most Veterans Say Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Weren’t Worth It: Pew Report

A majority of veterans taking part in a new research study says that the cost and burden of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan outweigh any successes or progress made in either conflict. A Pew Rese...

07/12/19

BLACKFOOT MORNING NEWS: Regional GOP leaders adopt resolution and urge Risch: “Bring Our Troops Home”

BOISE, Idaho — Leaders of the Republican Party in Ada County Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution urging Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Jim Risch, R-Id., and the rest of ...

06/21/19

IDAHO PRESS – Veteran looking to Sen. Risch in efforts to pull Idaho troops out of the Middle East

MERIDIAN — Meridian resident Dan McKnight, 43, has two children in their 20s who could theoretically serve in the same war he did, he said. That doesn’t sit well with him. McKnight is...

06/10/19

IDAHO PRESS — Veteran Dan McKnight is leading efforts in Idaho to bring troops home from the Middle East.

IDAHO PRESS -- Veteran Dan McKnight is leading efforts in Idaho to bring troops home from the Middle East. McKnight stands in front of his home in Meridian with a photo of him when he ...

06/06/19

CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE: Wyoming state lawmaker urges delegation to bring troops home

Last month, Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, penned an op-ed in the Star-Tribune that seemed out of the lane that a Majority Whip of the Wyoming House of Representatives would typically occupy. Its...

05/19/19

SUNDANCE TIMES: Lindholm website urges Cheney: “Bring our troops home”

State Representative Tyler Lindholm has launched a new website, WyBringOurTroopsHome.com, that will focus public attention on urging Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., to abandon “nation building” in the Mi...

05/16/19

Regional GOP leaders urge Risch: “Bring Our Troops Home”

BOISE, Idaho -- Leaders of the Republican Party in Ada County Tuesday night unanimously adopted a resolution urging Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Jim Risch, R-Id., and the rest ...

05/16/19

Lindholm website urges Cheney: “Bring our troops home”

Sundance, Wyo. -- A Wyoming state representative and Navy veteran today launched a new website -- WyBringOurTroopsHome.com -- that will focus public attention on urging Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., to aba...

05/10/19

ASSOCIATED PRESS — U.S. military stops releasing Afghanistan war information

"The war in Afghanistan is largely forgotten in much of America, as is the enormous, continuing financial cost. This year, the Pentagon budget includes $4.9 billion to provide the Afghan army and poli...

05/01/19

BringOurTroopsHome.US video — Ending the Forever Wars – A Conversation at Boise State

On April 24th, 2019, the Boise State Young Democrats and College Republicans hosted a meeting to discuss Ending The Forever Wars and Bringing Our Troops Home. Guest speakers included Army Veteran D...

04/29/19

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO — Students And Veterans Come Together To Demand A Withdrawal Of Troops In The Middle East

Pryce Robinson and Joe Goode are Boise State University students, Dan McKnight is a veteran who saw the war in Afghanistan from the inside. They are all opposed to continued American military...

04/26/19

STARS AND STRIPES — He fought in Afghanistan. Now this Idaho veteran fights to get all US troops home.

BOISE, Idaho (Tribune News Service) — Of the hundreds of phone calls he makes per day, starting at 6 a.m. and running through dinnertime, Dan McKnight estimates that maybe a third of those actually ...

04/25/19

MILITARY TIMES — Veterans, military families want out of Afghanistan: poll

Veterans and military families overwhelmingly support plans to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan and similarly favor a complete U.S. military pullout from Syria, according to a new poll from...

04/24/19

IDAHO STATESMAN — It’s personal for this veteran: End the war

Marine, Army and Idaho Army National Guard veteran Dan McKnight wants to pass a resolution to bring troops home. Watch the video here... Photo by Katherine Jones, Idaho Statesman...

04/24/19

IDAHO STATESMAN — He fought in Afghanistan. Now this Idaho veteran fights to get all U.S. troops home.

Of the hundreds of phone calls he makes a day, starting at 6 a.m. and running through dinnertime, Dan McKnight estimates that maybe one-third of those actually result in a conversation. But he’s ...

04/24/19

BringOurTroopsHome.US News — LaRocco, Nichols to address bipartisan event urging Risch to stop “endless wars”

Boise, Idaho – Rep. Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton, and former Congressman Larry LaRocco, D-Id., will speak in support of a new movement to withdraw American troops from “endless wars” in Africa and...

04/23/19

IDAHO STATE JOURNAL — What standard must be met to bring troops home?

U.S. Senator Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has mastered the political art of double-speak. In Boise at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, he expressed his com...

04/18/19

IDAHO FALLS POST-REGISTER — It is time to end the forever-wars

The Democrats and Trump are right: It is time to end the forever-wars. On Sept. 14, 2001, Congress wrote what would prove to be one of the largest blank checks in our nation’s history. The Author...

04/16/19

BringOurTroopsHome.US News — BringOurTroopsHome supports RunAsOne in Boise on April 13th

We had a robust group from BringOurTroopsHome supporting RunAsOne in Boise on April 13th. The event was a 2.0 mile run followed by a community service project. The event was hosted by Team Rubicon, Te...

04/15/19

KBOI RADIO — Dan McKnight on the Nate Shelman Show

Dan McKnight joined the Nate Shelman show to discuss his fight to bring our troops home. Listen to the audio below.

04/12/19

IDAHO PRESS — Guest opinion: Bring Idaho troops home

On March 29, Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day was marked by a reverent flag raising at the VA Medical Center in Boise, followed by a wreath laying at Veterans Memorial Park. Idaho Governor Brad Little...

04/10/19

CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE — Rep. Lindholm: Risch disavows “nation-building.” Cheney should follow

As a Navy veteran, I’m familiar with the heavy responsibilities and costs of making war. As an elected official sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, I’m also mindful that our Founding Fathers co...

04/06/19

BringOurTroopsHome.US NEWS — BSU students to urge Risch: “Bring our troops home”

College Democrats and College Republicans to cosponsor April 24th event BOISE, ID. -- Despite an era of toxic partisan divide, one issue is bringing Democrats and Republicans together, at least on ...

04/05/19

KIFI/KIDK-TV VIDEO — Young veteran making an effort to bring troops home

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A young veteran from Meridian, Idaho has decided it's time to bring our troops home. Dan McKnight served in the Marine Corps Reserves and then three years active ...

02/25/19

BringOurTroopsHome.US NEWS — Risch: “I am through with nation building” in Middle East

BOISE, Idaho -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Thursday told a hometown veteran of Afghanistan that he agrees that American troops should be brought home from...

02/25/19

THE ED MARTIN MOVEMENT — DAN MCKNIGHT OF BRINGOURTROOPSHOME.US

Sgt. Dan McKnight, Idaho Army National Guard, on Ed Martin's "The Movement" Radio Show, broadcast in St. Louis, San Diego, and online: https://omny.fm/shows/the-ed-martin-movement/dan-mcknight-wan...

02/25/19

KIDO RADIO — DAN MCKNIGHT ON THE KEVIN MILLER SHOW

Idaho veteran Dan McKnight talks about his campaign to bring our troops home....

02/22/19

IDAHO PRESS — In visit to Boise, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch speaks on priorities for Idaho

BOISE — Former U.S. Army Sgt. Dan McKnight, 43, of Meridian, has gathered signatures across the state for a petition to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. On Wednesday, he questioned Risch what it wo...

02/21/19

KIFI/KIDK-TV — Young veteran making an effort to bring troops home

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A young veteran from Meridian, Idaho has decided it's time to bring our troops home. Dan McKnight served in the Marine Corps Reserves and then three years active du...

02/21/19

BringOurTroopsHome.US Panel Discussion

 Boise, Idaho – A Meridian man who served with the Idaho Army National Guard in Afghanistan organized a bipartisan forum Thursday night at the Boise Library at Hillcrest with one aim, to urge ...

02/19/19

THE FEDERALIST — Congress’s Vote To Keep War In Afghanistan Sells Out American Soldiers

The U.S. Senate cannot agree on anything. They are so mired in partisan gridlock, a resolution declaring the sky to be officially the color blue would fail along party lines. But there is one thing an...

02/15/19

IDAHO STATESMAN — Senator Risch, please bring our troops home from the drawn-out wars overseas

Re-enlisting in the Idaho National Guard to deploy to Afghanistan to fight terrorists was a source of pride for me and my family. I sacrificed a lot, leaving my children behind in Boise and trading in...

02/04/19

THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE — America’s Withdrawal From Syria Must Be Total

Despite President Donald Trump’s December withdrawal order, the United States government announced Friday that it’s considering a plan to keep a remote base in southeastern Syria. It seems strange...

01/31/19

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Most of the military and vets agree with Trump: It’s time to bring the troops home

When President Trump met with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and other senators on Wednesday to discuss foreign policy, the president told the group that he planned to move forward with drawing down troops in...

01/17/19

NEWSWEEK — Mission Accomplished? Donald Trump Wants to End America’s Endless Wars, but Military Says Victory Is an Illusion

  President Donald Trump wants to bring Americans home again. Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. troops are currently engaged in seven countries under outdated legislation, and the c...

01/10/19