The Trump administration is committed to our troops. That’s something we see every day. The entire administration shows their support of our men and women in uniform. We learned this recently, when Vice President Pence made a surprise visit to see the troops.
U.S. servicemen are deployed around the world. They are in many countries. Their work ensures peace and stability for our allies. That means huge sacrifices on the part of these young men and women. Many of them are deployed during the holidays. They’ll spend Christmas thousands of miles from their loved ones.
Mike Pence decided to show support to these troops. He spoke to a group of them, thanking them for their service. It was an unannounced, surprise trip that had troops stunned. Because Pence flew all the way to Afghanistan to see them.
From CBS News:
Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Thursday to visit U.S. troops and to hold a key meeting in Kabul to urge Afghanistan’s leaders to move forward with long delayed elections. The trip was cloaked in secrecy with reporters traveling with the vice president in a media blackout until the conclusion of his visit…
And from Fox News on the latest updates:
Vice President Mike Pence is telling hundreds of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan that President Donald Trump is committed to “staying in that fight” and seeing it “through to the end.”
The vice president noted the sacrifice of American soldiers here since the 2001 invasion and told the troops, “I believe victory is closer than ever before.”
He also wished the soldiers a “Merry Christmas.”
Mike Pence has a close relationship with Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan. He regularly speaks with the leader. His trip was to meet with Afghani leaders and to share strategy.
After this meeting he spoke to our troops. There are over 14,000 men and women serving in the region. These are husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. They are putting their lives on the line so that the world can be safe.
Pence is proving the continued support of the Trump administration. Unlike previous ones, this White House is behind our troops, 100 percent. That was never more obvious with this surprise trip.
Our troops will continue to fight to keep us safe. Many will make the ultimate sacrifice. It’s good to know that our leaders have their back. They will do whatever it takes to make sure our Armed Forces are the best in the world.
Source: CBS News