70 foreign military office to visit Kansas capital

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are meeting with 70 foreign military officers as part of a program teaching them about the state’s government and its court system.

The officers’ visit Thursday included a tour of the Kansas Statehouse. The officers are students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

Officers who study at the 119-year-old college frequently become high-ranking military officers or civilian officials in their nations, and 26 graduates have become heads of state.

The 65 nations represented this year include Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Korea, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Uganda.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach spoke to the officers before they toured the Statehouse. The officers’ itinerary also included a tour of the nearby Judicial Center and the Kansas Museum of History.

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