Alaska Public Radio Network: Murkowski: More Troops in Afghanistan Paying Off

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says she believes the troop surge in Afghanistan will be effective, although it will likely cost more American casualties. Alaska's senior Senator returned from a brief visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday She and three other Republican members of Congress went on the five-day trip at the invitation of the Senate's top Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Murkowski says they saw evidence that President Obama's recent decision to boost troops in Afghanistan is already having positive results.

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Source: By Libby Casey. Originally broadcast by the Alaska Public Radio Network on January 12, 2010