Susan Collins Heads to Asia 

For security reasons, the precise location is not being dislosed, but there have been reports indicating the destination is Pakistan.

Biden’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, says the fact-finding mission will help inform executive and congressional reviews of U.S. policy toward the region in the coming months. She was careful to note that delegation does not speak for the U.S. government, and isn’t relaying messages from the incoming administration.

Other participants include Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., of the Senate Armed Services Committee.