“We saw America’s best doing incredible work in Afghanistan and Pakistan,”Congressman Bob Inglis said on the U.S. House floor today after returning last night from a five-day trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Inglis says that for security reasons his office was unable to announce the specifics of the trip in advance. In a release today, Inglis’s office stated that Pakistan has been rocked by a number of suicide bombers in recent months so the delegation’s movements around the capital of Islamabad were tightly controlled. In Afghanistan the delegation traveled in armored Suburbans to sites in Kabul, flew south to the Kandahar air base aboard Blackhawk helicopters and then rolled to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border in heavily armored Stryker vehicles.
Inglis today spoke in the U.S. House about his trip.
Inglis says that while he was at a state dinner in Afghanistan, he paid tribute to a fallen soldier from Travelers Rest, Geoff Whitsitt , who was killed last month by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The dinner was hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, with a number of female members of the Afghan Parliament.