Sen. Fischer Does Not Favor Total Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal


U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer recently completed a trip during which she visited Afghanistan and Israel. She has since announced that she is ready to bring troops home from Afghanistan, but is not in favor of leaving the country completely without troops.

Fischer was one of five Republican senators, led by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, on the trip.

The U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan are slated to leave the country by the end of 2014. However there is still the issue of leaving a group for training and assisting locals after the troops have left.

Obama administration officials have signaled that the U.S. might not leave any troops in the country after December 2014. While other administration officials have said they are considering leaving as many as 15,000.