U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has returned from a trip with four other U.S. senators to Afghanistan, South Korea and India.
McConnell's office said Monday that the delegation met with U.S. troops, military officials, and political and business leaders to discuss political, economic and regional security issues.
They met with Gen. David Petraeus, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and Indian Minister of Home Affairs P. Chidambaram.
The delegation also met with Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III at Capodichino Airbase in Naples, Italy, for a briefing on Operation Unified Protector, the NATO operation in Libya. They returned to Washington, D.C., on Saturday night.
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On the trip with McConnell, R-Louisville, were Republican Sens. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Robert Portman of Ohio, and John Hoeven of North Dakota.