Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Retired generals urge U.S. to lift Cuba travel ban

Laura Rozen, at Politico, reports the following:

Nine retired U.S. military officers are urging that the U.S. travel ban to Cuba be lifted.

In a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-Calif.), retired generals Paul Eaton, Robert Gard, John Castellaw, John Hutson, David Irvine, John Johns, Stephen Xenakis, and retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson argue that Cuba does not pose a threat to the security of the United States. Eaton currently serves as a senior advisor to the progressive National Security Network, and Wilkerson was an advisor to former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Berman’s committee is scheduled to hold a markup of legislation on the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act (H.R. 4645) Wednesday at noon.

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