Over at WaPo, Rachel Weiner is reporting that GOP Senator Scott Brown is going to Afghanistan. He's a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and has chosen to do his annual two weeks of training there. It will be his first deployment to a war zone.
“Following in the tradition of other lawmakers who have completed their military service requirements overseas, this year I have requested to conduct my annual training in Afghanistan... Doing so will help me to better understand our ongoing mission in that country, and provide me first-hand experience for my duties on the Senate Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs committees.”