Afghan, US Partnership Is 'Foundational'

March 23, 2015 4:20 PM

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited the Pentagon Monday to thank U.S. troops for their sacrifice and struggle in his country, honoring them “on behalf of a grateful nation.”

Speaking in the center courtyard of the five-sided U.S. military headquarters, Ghani paid tribute to the 2,215 U.S. service members who died in Afghanistan since 2001 and the more than 850,000 who served there over the past 14 years.

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