President Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan


U.S. President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One during a surprise visit to Bagram Air Force Base in Kabul, March 28, 2010. Obama arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Sunday, his first visit to the war zone that could define his presidency since his election as U.S. commander-in-chief. Air Force One landed in darkness at Bagram airfield north of the Afghan capital, and Obama was whisked by helicopter to Hamid Karzai’s palace in Kabul, where he was greeted by the Afghan president and a band playing the U.S. national anthem.REUTERS/Jim Young (AFGHANISTAN

Obama in first trip to Afghanistan as president…

File photo shows U.S. President Barack Obama speaking to the media in the Grand Foyer of the White House with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (L) after their meeting in Washington May 6, 2009. Obama arrived in Kabul on Sunday for an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, his first trip to the country since becoming president and commander-in-chief of the U.S.-led war effort. Obama’s brief trip was expected to include a one-on-one meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, an expanded meeting with Karzai’s cabinet and U.S. officials, and a speech to American military personnel.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)


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