He also said that shoring up the Afghan Army was like "building an airplane in flight."
There are a number of things wrong with Trump's statement.
In Syria, the end of the beginning will come when Raqqa falls, he said.
"Veterans have come to expect two things during election season: being used as political props, and empty promises," one veteran said.
Stories on Afghanistan over the past year.
The count, so far, comes to 14 civilians killed in Iraq and Syria since August 2014.
Cruz and Trump were not happy.
With the news of the aircraft's expanded lifespan, lawmakers and service members alike rejoiced.
The Kurds want Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service to help with the fight.
Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter on Thursday made his first public remarks about the incident from earlier this week.