15 Feb. 2009
PR# 2009-149

Holbrooke visits ISAF troops in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan - Major General De Kruif, Commander of Regional Command South, greets U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, today at Kandahar Airfield as Mr. Holbrooke begins a visit to Southern Afghanistan. (ISAF photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, visited Southern Afghanistan on 15 February. At Kandahar Airfield he held a meeting with Major General Mart De Kruif, Commander of Regional Command South.

“We had a good talk about the overall security situation in the South, counter narcotics and the possible increase of troops,” said Major General De Kruif.

The U.S. envoy was accompanied by the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), General David McKiernan. After their meeting with Major General De Kruif, they continued on to visit U.S. troops.

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