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Rep. Vern Buchanan visits Afghanistan, agrees more troops needed



Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, is the latest member of the Florida delegation to visit Afghanistan and he concluded, like others before him, that more troops are needed.

“The Taliban is a destabilizing force in Afghanistan with ties to al-Qaida,” said Buchanan, who spent four days there. “They are a threat to the United States. We need to provide additional combat troops in the region to enable the counterinsurgency strategy focusing both on al-Qaida and the Taliban to succeed.”


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:25pm]


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