In first trip abroad as Pentagon chief, Carter visits Afghanistan to meet with US commanders

February 21, 2015 3:39 AM

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In first trip abroad as Pentagon chief, Carter visits Afghanistan to meet with US commanders

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, left, walks with U.S. Army Gen. John Campbell upon arrival at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Carter made his international debut Saturday with a visit to Afghanistan to see American troops and commanders, meet with Afghan leaders and assess whether U.S. withdrawal plans are too risky to Afghan security. (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool) (The Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, right, elicits laugh from U.S. Army Gen. John Campbell, who greeted him upon arrival at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Carter made his international debut Saturday with a visit to Afghanistan to see American...

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