Yang becomes fourth presidential candidate to sign pledge to end 'Forever War'

Yang becomes fourth presidential candidate to sign pledge to end 'Forever War'
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Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence Poll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place MORE on Tuesday became the fourth Democratic presidential hopeful to sign a pledge to end the "Forever War," referring to ongoing military conflicts abroad.

Yang joined Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Buttigieg surrogate on candidate's past consulting work: 'I don't think it matters' Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (D-Mass) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE (I-Vt.) and former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) in signing the pledge from veterans group Common Defense.

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The "End The Forever War" pledge calls for bringing the global war on terror and U.S. involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere to an "expedient conclusion."

"We’ve continued in a constant state of war for the last seventeen years, and it has cost us tremendously in American lives as well as billions of dollars that could have been used to help families here at home," Yang said in a statement.

"Ending the forever wars is not just a slogan but is instead my top foreign policy priority, and I am committed to bringing these wars to a conclusion and restoring the power to intervene militarily to Congress where it belongs.”

Other congressional sponsors of the pledge include Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterKrystal Ball: Is this how Bernie Sanders will break the establishment? GOP braces for Democratic spending onslaught in battle for Senate Former rancher says failure to restore meat labeling law is costing rural America 'billions' MORE (D-Mont.) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWarren proposes 'Blue New Deal' to protect oceans Trump tops list of most tweeted about politicians in 2019 Buttigieg campaign says 2000 people attended Iowa rally MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — GOP, Democrats square off at final impeachment hearing Live coverage: Democrats, Republicans seek to win PR battle in final House impeachment hearing Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (D-Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Al Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles MORE (D-Minn.), Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space Force deal Overnight Defense: Bombshell report reveals officials misled public over progress in Afghanistan | Amazon accuses Trump of 'improper pressure' in Pentagon contract decision | House Judiciary holds final impeachment hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report: Impeachment fight shifts to House Judiciary MORE (D-Calif.) and Mark PocanMark William PocanHouse progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill Overnight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 Progressive leader warns members could vote no on drug price bill as it stands MORE (D-Wis.).

Common Defense is an organization that advocates dialing back the U.S. military's role overseas, and it counts the support of tens of thousands of veterans and military families across the country, according to its website.