WASHINGTON, DC – Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after President Obama announced the U.S. will maintain current force levels in Afghanistan through the end of the year:

“The president cannot repeat the mistakes he made that allowed for ISIL’s brutal rise in Iraq – dictating policy preferences divorced from security realities. I look forward to reviewing the specifics and hope the implementation of this announcement will meet the requests of our Afghan partners, our commanders on the ground, and bipartisan members of Congress.”