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Senator Kamala Harris visits Afghanistan and toured numerous bases across the country

Posted at 9:15 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 00:14:59-05

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, recently returned from Kabul, Afghanistan where she met those supporting the Afghan military in their fight against insurgent forces and terrorist organizations.

Harris also toured numerous bases across the country and received briefings on U.S. military operations in the region. She also joined the U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK) on the congressional delegation.

“During my time in Afghanistan, I was honored to meet with United States service members, including many from California, who make daily sacrifices on behalf of their country and who are away from home during this holiday season. I was grateful to receive on the ground briefings on the state of the region and discuss how best to keep our country and our allies safe from the threat posed by terrorism,” Harris said. “I remain eager to find a political solution to the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan so we can bring U.S. servicemembers and national security professionals home.”