SURPRISE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A woman whose son was the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq responded to President Donald Trump's speech Monday evening.
Debbie Lee's son, Marc Allen Lee, was killed in Iraq during the summer of 2006.
In a televised address on Monday, President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan, despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. Trump, however, insisted the U.S. would not offer "a blank check" after 16 years of war, and he pointedly declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent.
In a prime-time address billed as the unveiling of his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said the U.S. would shift away from a "time-based" approach, instead linking its assistance to results and to cooperation from the beleaguered Afghan government, Pakistan and others.
The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.