In the fall of 2011, Sean visited the brave men and women serving on the front lines in Afghanistan. During the trip, he met with hundreds of patriots and saw first hand what their hard work and bravery has accomplished. While much progress has been made dismantling Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, the mission of destroying Al Qaeda terrorists and keeping Americans safe can now be accomplished with targeted missions using smaller special-forces units and advanced technology. It's time for the Afghan armed forces to assume security responsibility for their country. We cannot afford this war and its time to end it and bring our brave troops home on the fastest timeline possible.