Obama Makes Surprise Visit to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

May 25, 2014 4:45 PM

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Obama Makes Surprise Visit to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan Sunday to visit American troops there, landing at Bagram Airfield outside the capital, Kabul, for the first time since a visit in 2012 when he signed a strategic partnership agreement with the government there to bring the war to an end.

The trip was unannounced, and Mr. Obama slipped out of the White House secretly on Saturday evening in advance of what White House officials said would be a Memorial Day rally with the troops. Officials said the president is also expected to get an on-site briefing from his military commanders and v...

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