Kaufman’s final trip to the Middle East in July 2010 included stops in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Egypt. In meetings with U.S. military and civilian leaders, foreign officials, business groups, and NGOs, the delegation discussed Iran’s nuclear development and Arab-Israeli peace. In Iraq, the delegation conveyed to leaders the importance of reducing the U.S. military presence and establishing a strategic partnership in the region.