PARKERSBURG Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is in Afghanistan with three other U.S. Senators, visiting troops and meeting with national leaders about the state of affairs.
Manchin this morning spoke with West Virginia reporters by telephone from Khandahar where he said the Afghani must take control of their nation's security, albeit U.S. support may be required long after American troops leave.
"They've got to be able to fight and die for their country," Manchin said.
From left, Sen. Joe Manchin reviews Afghan police with Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
Manchin is with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Their schedule this week was not disclosed. Manchin left on Thursday, Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said in Parkersburg for the return of the 1092nd Engineer Battalion.
Read the story in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on Tuesday.