Hominy Soldier's Family Reacts To Obama's Afghanistan Plan
HOMINY, Oklahoma -- Now that all of the state's 45th Infantry is back on the home front, what do they think about the United States' agreement with Afghanistan?
A 45th soldier's father says he understands President Obama has a plan, but he just hopes it means his son does not have to spend another day in Afghanistan.
Fi Davis' son has completed three tours overseas, two of those in Afghanistan.
"What I don't like is him being exposed to that element that is over there that they don't have any thoughts about killing somebody," Davis said.
During a speech in Afghanistan, President Obama outlined what will happen after all U.S. troops leave the country in 2014.
"Today I sign a historic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries," the President said.
That agreement says the U.S. will provide aide, advisers and support after the war is over. It also says U.S. forces will train Afghan soldiers and hopefully target what's left of al-Qaeda.
"We're still going to be exposed to those al-Qaeda people who don't care that they're going to kill themselves as long as they get some of our people," Davis said. "That's what I'm concerned with."
During the speech, Obama also tried to reassure people that there will not be permanent military bases in Afghanistan after 2014.
Last year, 10,000 U.S. troops came home and Obama promises another 23,000 will leave by the end of the summer.
He says that after the war is over, the U.S. will shift into a support role as Afghans step forward to protect their own country.
"I think the agreement that he makes is probably going to be in the best interest for everybody, so I'm confident," Davis said.
Other soldier's family members said they hope the U.S. support to Afghan forces doesn't mean their loved ones will have to go back to war.