Fri., November 27, 2009 9:49am (EST)

Chambliss: More Troops Needed in Afghanistan
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Senator Saxby Chambliss, seen here in a press conference last month, is leading a congressional delegation from Georgia that's now visiting Afghanistan(photo by Carl Zornes)
Senator Saxby Chambliss, seen here in a press conference last month, is leading a congressional delegation from Georgia that's now visiting Afghanistan(photo by Carl Zornes)
Senator Saxby Chambliss is leading a congressional delegation from Georgia that's visiting Afghanistan and the senator says the U.S. must increase its troop strength there.

The delegation includes Republican Representatives Tom Price and Lynn Westmoreland, and Democratic Representative John Barrow.

On Thursday, the delegation had Thanksgiving dinner with troops from the 48th Infantry Brigade, which is part of the Georgia Army National Guard.

President Barack Obama is expected to announce a major increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan next week.

Chambliss is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

That means he'll have a say in sending additional troops to Afghanistan.


Contributors: Carl Zornes