Sen. Burr Returns From Afghanistan After Learning About Security Issues

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr has visited Afghanistan as part of his role on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A Burr spokesman said that the senator returned Tuesday morning after leaving Washington last Friday. He visited Afghanistan with fellow Republican and committee vice chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia.

Burr's office said he met with senior Afghan and U.S. officials to learn about the region's security issues and others to learn firsthand what's happening on the ground. U.S. military forces still total about 100,000 in the country.

Burr visited Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this year. North Carolina's other senator, Democrat Kay Hagan, has visited Afghanistan at least twice. She's a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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  • by P on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:21 AM
    Has got to go!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:44 PM
    "Richard Burr" - "learn": two mutually exclusive terms.
  • by lyle with style Location: fremont on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    Ricky boy u love to waste taxpayers money. U need to b replaced w a democrat.

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      by 40some on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to lyle with style
      Kidding right? You talkin about the same party that played politics with the teacher layoffs and yet the governor(democrat) wants to spend 30mil a year to send four year olds to skool? After the teacher layoffs and increased class sizes. What kind of sound reasoning is that?
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        by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:28 AM in reply to 40some
        You know, I'm a Republican that has voted for Burr. But, more and more this guy reminds me of a North Carolinian Dan Quayle; all hat no cattle. He needs to be defeated in a primary, but with the way incumbency works today there is little hope for that. A true shame as we can do so much better than this guy.
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      by BLAH on Nov 23, 2011 at 03:03 AM in reply to lyle with style
      More like lol with a huge moving facial mole.
  • by Wasting tax payer money on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:40 PM
    Vote Burr out... What a joke
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      by anon on Nov 23, 2011 at 04:34 AM in reply to Wasting tax payer money
      We decided not to vote for him any more after we learned he voted for the repeal of DADT.

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