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Pence says Afghanistan situation improving
AP via Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/23/10 | Staff

Posted on 11/24/2010 11:54:36 PM PST by FTJM

Indiana congressman Mike Pence says U.S. soldiers told him during a trip to Afghanistan that conditions have improved in that country.

Pence arrived in Kabul on Sunday and also visited Bagram Airbase during his two-day trip. He met with Indiana soldiers, Afghan officials and a commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division to learn about combat efforts against the Taliban and al-Qaida.

The Republic of Columbus reports that Pence said in a teleconference Monday that the improvement comes from a change to the deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops, now 2014 instead of July 2011 that President Barack Obama first stated.

Pence is the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House.

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1 posted on 11/24/2010 11:54:39 PM PST by FTJM
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Mike Pence says U.S. soldiers told him during a trip to Afghanistan that conditions have improved ... ...that the improvement comes from a change to the deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops, now 2014 instead of July 2011 that President Barack Obama first stated.

Does anybody know of a specific improvement or why an identified improvement is the deemed to be result of the later date?.

2 posted on 11/25/2010 1:48:32 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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