Welcome Visitor
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
76 members currently online.

Skelton says he's encouraged by recent events in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Skelton says he's encouraged by recent events in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 16, 2010) — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the statement below following media reports of the capture of senior Taliban official Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan:

“Media reports of the capture of Mullah Baradar highlight the effectiveness of this Administration’s new strategy in Afghanistan and speak to the progress we can continue to make through our strengthened relationships in the region—particularly with Pakistan.

“This capture of a senior Afghan Taliban leader would be the most significant capture since the start of the war and is a serious setback to the Taliban efforts. At the same time the U.S. Marines in Marjah, working closely with a significant number of Afghan forces, are undertaking the largest offensive since the first year of the war in Afghanistan. These are some of the most serious blows we have dealt since the conflict was forgotten by our previous administration.

“Defeating the Taliban and denying safe haven for terrorists are critical to our national security and to global security. I am so proud of our men and women in uniform and in the intelligence community who are working tirelessly to keep America safe.”

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.

Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter
Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Facebook

Click here to comment for local opinion

Printer-friendly format

Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


recent articles

Two Dixon residents total cars, suffer moderate injuries (1538 Views)
Commissioner says he's 'being beat up' over Hunters Point road (1048 Views)
County announces closure of Brownville, Riddle roads (723 Views)
McCaskill questions Bureau of Prisons about pilot program for non-violent, elderly prisoners (616 Views)
Four Wednesday crashes injure at least two people, one vehicle totaled (454 Views)
McCaskill challenges fraternity, sorority groups undermining campus sexual assault prevention efforts (342 Views)
2015-10-28 Agendas for meetings (248 Views)
Hartzler supports newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan (187 Views)
McCaskill’s legislation aims to prevent financial exploitation of seniors (157 Views)
Sen. Blunt honored for work on behalf of military families (143 Views)