Five Republican senators announced Monday they visited Afghanistan and Israel in recent days.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was accompanied by John Barrasso, R-Wyo.., and freshmen senators Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Deb Fischer, R-Neb..
They met with U.S. military personnel, military officials and political leaders to discuss political, economic and security issues affecting bilateral and regional relations.
According to a statement from McConnell's office: "In addition to visiting with troops from their respective states, the Senators met withIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Major General Larry Nicholson, and General John Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force. The delegation returns to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday."
No further details were released.