U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the attack in Afghanistan today:
"This terrible news today is a grim reminder of the sacrifices made by our servicemembers and their families to protect the nation. We owe a debt of gratitude to these men and women that can only be repaid by our reaffirmation to support the loved ones they leave behind. My thoughts and prayers are with those killed and wounded today as well as their families.
"This incident is a reminder that despite the steps taken by ISAF, the Afghan National Security Forces and the government of Afghanistan to mitigate insider threats, Afghanistan is still a dangerous place and force protection remains a critical mission. As the President withdraws our forces, it is critically important that we listen to our commanders on the ground to determine what is necessary to safely and effectively accomplish our mission in Afghanistan. We owe that to all of the brave servicemembers who have volunteered to go into harm's way in defense of the nation."