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Durbin on Trip to Africa, Middle East
By AP
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is on a week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa.
 
The assistant majority leader's office announced Monday that he was on the trip. Durbin's office said he will meet with U.S. military leaders about intelligence, training, counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and humanitarian efforts. Durbin is planning to travel to Bahrain, Djibouti and Uganda. He is scheduled to return to Illinois next weekend.
 
Durbin is chairman of the Senate's Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His office says one of the topics he will focus on during the trip is the increased use of drones for intelligence gathering and anti-terrorism operations.

Published 04:53 PM, Monday Feb. 18, 2013
Updated 03:16 PM, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013

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