Sen. Scott Brown heads to Afghanistan

May 3rd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington DC, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Scott Brown wants to taste what combat feels like. As a member of the Army National Guard, Brown is given two weeks training every year. He wants to have this year’s training in Afghanistan saying he wants to taste how combat is.

He has been member of the National Guard for 30 years now. According to Brown, the drill will help him understand the situation that the US army finds itself. He is also counting on the experience that he will gain to help the Homeland Security, Senate Armed Service and Veterans Affairs committees all which he is a member.

In a statement which was released from the office of the Senator, Brown said he intends to follow the example of other Senate members who also had other drills. Other Senators have served in Afghanistan as part of their military training.

Some security experts have advised against having Brown in Afghanistan. They argue that Brown will offer the enemy camp a high profile target which might put his team in unnecessary danger.

Some political analysts however believe that the move might have political connotation. With the impending elections looming, the analysts say the Senator wants to increase his credibility.

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