U.S. Senator Mike Crapo has returned from a four-day trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Idaho Republican found U.S. soldiers in high spirits, however foreign leaders have questions over announcing public timetables for U.S. withdrawal from the area and making sure the Taliban and al Qaeda are defeated.
Crapo was a member of a Congressional delegation tour to gain a better understanding on how the war against the Taliban was progressing in the Mideast.
US Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) comments
Crapo says both Afghan and Pakistani leadership expressed reservations over publicly releasing a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal that could aid the enemy.
Crapo was accompanied on the trip by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), and Representative Michael Castle (R-Delaware).