I’d like to personally congratulate Virginia Senator Jim Webb on being named Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel … ELECTIONS MATTER … his election in 2006 has resulted in important positive changes for our military and their families … including a 21st Century GI Bill … for us with family members serving around the globe today’s announcement is another step forward as Senator Webb will guide Senate oversight on “issues relating to the welfare, professional development, and quality of life of servicemembers and their families.” … in other news Senator Webb is scheduled to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union with John King” … be sure to check it out:
Interview to focus on U.S. policy in Afghanistan and news of the day
Senator Webb has recently spoken out on U.S. policy in Afghanistan, arguing that there must be a clear endpoint and set of conditions under which the U.S. will leave the country. Webb has also noted that U.S. presence runs the risk of being viewed by the Afghan people as an occupying force and that the United States is at a critical turning point in Afghanistan as to whether we are going to formally adopt nation-building as a policy.
On Thursday, the Senate passed the FY2010 National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report, which included provisions advocated for by Senator Webb to increase transparency and accountability in U.S. assistance to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
WHO: Senator Jim Webb WHAT: Interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with John King” WHEN: Sunday, October 25, 2009; 12:30 PM WHERE: CNN’s “State of the Union with John King”
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