Sep 15 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies – recently returned from Afghanistan, Poland and Germany with Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy. While in Afghanistan, Sen. Moran shared his thoughts on his visit, why Afghanistan matters and what he discussed in his meetings with General John Nicholson regarding the strategic shift in Afghanistan and the United States Military’s work to assist and advise the Afghan military.
(0:22): “Afghanistan matters. It’s a spot in the world in which there are 21 terrorist groups concentrated in this region. Our role here is changing and it's changed dramatically. We are assisting. We're advising. We're providing the tools necessary for the Afghan military to win the war. We have fewer number of military men and women here, but they are performing a very important role protecting Americans.”
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