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Democratic debate live updates: How candidates would keep America safe originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

The 10 highest-polling candidates are appearing for a single night of debate in Houston hosted by ABC News and Univision — the smallest roster yet in the third matchup of Democratic National Committee-sanctioned primary debates, with a field that still counts 20.

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9:44 p.m.: Warren takes up the issue of bringing troops home
When asked by “World News Tonight” Anchor and Managing Editor David Muir about keeping her promise to bring troops home starting now, without a deal with the Taliban, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren responded, “What we’re doing right now in Afghanistan is not helping the safety and security of the United States, it is not helping the safety and security of the world, it is not helping the safety and security of Afghanistan.”

“We need to bring our troops home,” she said. “Then we need to make a big shift. We can not ask our military to keep solving problems that cannot be solved militarily.”

During a follow up, Warren invoked her trip to Afghanistan with the late Sen. John McCain, to elevate her foreign policy credentials.”I was in Afghanistan with John McCain two years ago this past summer,” she said. “We talked to military leaders, American and local leaders, we talked to people on the ground and asked the question…Show me what winning looks like…no one can describe it. And the reason no one can describe it is because the problems in Afghanistan are not problems that can be solved by a military.” Read more

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Democratic debate live updates: How candidates would keep America safe originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

Democratic debate live updates: How candidates would keep America safe originally appeared on abcnews.go.com