Senator Burr visits Afghanistan

Early this morning, I returned from a short trip to Afghanistan where I got the chance to survey military conditions on the ground first hand. I had the opportunity to meet with some of America's highest ranking military and political officials in Afghanistan, including General McChrystal and Ambassador Eikenberry.  In my discussion with them, I was heartened by some of the headway being made by our military forces, but I agree with General McChrystal that we need to expand our forces on the ground in order to fulfill our mission there.  I was very appreciative for the opportunity to meet with these men who are more knowledgeable than anyone about our current situation in Afghanistan, and I believe we need to heed the advice of those who are most familiar with the subject.