U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that he and four other U.S. Senators just completed a visit to Afghanistan, South Korea and India. McConnell was joined on the trip by Senators Mike Johanns (R-NE), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Robert Portman (R-OH), and John Hoeven (R-ND).
During their trip, the Senators met with U.S. troops, military officials, and political and business leaders to discuss political, economic and regional security issues affecting bilateral relations. In addition to meeting with troops from their respective states, the Senators met with General David Petraeus, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, and Minister of Home Affairs P. Chidambaram.
The delegation also met with Admiral Locklear at Capodichino Airbase in Naples for a briefing on Operation Unified Protector, the NATO operation in Libya. They returned to Washington, D.C. on Saturday night.