Gillibrand Heading To Afghanistan And Pakistan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is heading to Afghanistan and Pakistan to meet with troops and officials.

Gillibrand, who serves on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is leaving this week with a delegation of senators.

Gillibrand aides said they cannot release details of the trip due to security concerns. They did not identify the other senators.

They will stop in Afghanistan for meetings with military commanders, diplomats and troops. The delegation will then head to Pakistan for more meetings with officials

Gillibrand supports the Obama administration’s timetable for a withdrawal from Afghanistan. Aides say she wants to assess its progress.

Gillibrand last Tuesday was elected to the seat she was appointed to last year to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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  • Penelope Quince

    Awe, you guys are just jealous because you don’t have a US Senator who is as smart, caring, energetic, focused, hard-working, well-educated, speaks Mardarin, AND is good looking to boot! Eat your heart out – New York’s got a WINNER in Gillibrand!

  • Scott

    We have enough issue right here in NY that we dont need her runing around the world to afghan there are enough people there alreadly. This woman has her own agenda that is not of NY. We should ask her how that food and clothing drive she commited to haiti is going. I guess she is looking for more foreign campaign money. Let us not forget she IS up for re-election in 2012 we need to keep a close watch on her and look for a worthy canidate to run against her

  • Kazoo

    John you are 1000% correct. With any luck the Taliban will keep her.

  • Di Haynes

    I absolutely disagree with John and Joe, but I do wish our Senators were around to advocate for training and inroads for the long-term unemployed in preparation for the “lame duck” session. The 99ers need all of us to stand and show support, and the shrinking middle class need real solutions.

  • Joe Nardiello

    Is Vogue doing a photo shoot, there?… now, how long has she been on this Committee, again — could it hurt to report whether or not, this her first visit? And to Gilly, instead of being a WH yes-woman – after a near 200% troop escalation since GWB’s days.. how about demanding we bring the troops home.

  • John

    Gillibrand sucks as a senator….as does Schumer. New Yorkers get the shaft with these two idiots

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