A Nebraska senator returns for a trip in the Middle East saying the morale of American troops is great.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse has recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“(Sen.) John McCain (Arizona), who’s the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, was the lead of the delegation. (Sen.) Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) was along and a Democrat, (Sen.) Joe Donnelly from Indiana, was along as well; so, the four of us,” Sasse tells Nebraska Radio Network.
The Congressional delegation spent a little more than four days in the two countries. They visited with many of the American troops aiding Afghanistan forces fighting various terrorist groups, with the fighting often spilling into Pakistan as the groups seek refuge.
Sasse says they got to speak with members of the American military force, thanking them for their service, even serving them as they celebrated Independence Day together.
Sasse says they also had a chance to speak with military, intelligence, and diplomatic officials. They spoke with officials from the two countries as well.
Sasse says he wanted to thank the troops on behalf of all Nebraskans.
“Morale is great. The men and women in uniform believe in this cause,” Sasse says. “Obviously, on the 4th of July, they miss their families. But, they know why they’re there. They believe in the mission and they want to win.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]