Roberts in Fort Leavenworth

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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Monday is hosting a top-level Pentagon official at the Kansas military installation he calls ``the intellectual center of the Army.''

Charlie Abell is the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness. He is touring Fort Leavenworth with Roberts to study its role in the war on terrorism, and the Army transformation efforts.

Roberts says the northeast Kansas post is unmatched in providing educational and training support to today's war fighter. And the Kansas Republican says the Army could benefit by locating other training and doctrine activities at Fort Leavenworth.

Roberts is chairmen of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.