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Here Are Five Other Presidents Who Knew How To Plan Secret Trips

The White House pulled a fast one today, revealing last minute that President Obama was in Afghanistan as part of an unannounced visit. The administration didn't reveal details of the trip until he touched down in the country because of security concerns. And while the visit took many by surprise, it isn't the first time that a sitting president has made such a clandestine trip.
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Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Politics / US Politics : First Read (2 years ago)

President Obama has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, according to a White House pool report. He will also address the nation at 7:30 pm ET. AP notes that Obama will "sign an agreement cementing the U.S. role in the country a... Read Post

The Reason for Obama’s Secret Trip to Afghanistan

Politics / US Politics : The Gaggle (4 years ago)

It appeared to be a quiet weekend for President Obama to spend with his family at Camp David--until mid-day Sunday, when the White House announced that Obama had touched down in Kabul as part of a secret trip to Afghanistan. News of... Read Post

The White House Is Clarifying Its Top Military Officer's Suggestion There Could Be Ground Troops In Iraq

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (yesterday)

The White House on Tuesday sought to clarify from the Obama administration's top military officer, firmly stating that President Barack Obama would not insert US ground troops into combat in Iraq. "As was clear from General Dempsey'... Read Post


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