Diplomatic visits by American officials to war zones are routinely kept secret until they happen. This particular trip should not surprise anyone, as there’s a bit of tension between the US and Afghan president, and details have to be finalized as the American troop drawdown is nearly complete: They will discuss a looming end of […]
This week's Photo of the Week comes to us from the White House Official Photographer, Pete Souza. On May 2, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where shortly after midnight Kabul time, President Obama and his counterpart, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, signed a 10-year strategic partnership agreement. Show More Summary
US News: Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan. Re-commits to troop draw-down. Hours after Obama leaves Afghan the capital, a car bomb goes off in Kabul killing 6. Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia Newt Gingrich will end his presidential campaign. Marco Rubio on Florida GOP credit card: “I shouldn’t have done it that way.” 5 Anarchists [...]
Clip description: During a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan, where he signed an agreement outlining the U.S. role there after most NATO forces leave in 2014, President Barack Obama said he knew many Americans are tired of the war,...Show More Summary
KABUL — President Obama outlined his plan to end America’s longest foreign war during a visit here Tuesday colored by election-year politics and economic uncertainty, declaring that “this time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end.” Read full article >>
Washington (CNN) – The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making. On a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official speaking from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was asked if the trip [...]
KABUL — President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday, landing on the one-year anniversary of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden and during a pivotal moment in U.S-Afghan relations, as the two countries look to define their military and economic ties beyond 2014. Read full article >>
On the anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, President Obama is in Afghanistan where he will sign a new partnership agreement with Afghan President Karzai, according to reports. The agreement will lay out terms for the U.S.-Afghan relationship...
An earlier Mediaite post containing reports of the President's surprise visit to Afghanistan was deleted out of an abundance of caution, when we learned that the NY Post had deleted their story, leaving the sourcing on the story rather thin. Show More Summary
I expect Mitt Romney to start complaining about this any second now: 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. Show More Summary
President Obama is marking the one-year anniversary of the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden by making a surprise visit to Afghanistan. The president arriving under cover of darkness at Bagram Air Base – then seen boarding a helicopter. He was last in Afghanistan in December, 2010.
President Obama is in Afghanistan to sign an agreement about the future role of the United States. The accord outlining future U.S. support for Afghanistan took a year of negotiations and marks a milestone for the administration’s goal...Show More Summary
Just when we thought the president didn't have any tricks left up his pre-election sleeve on the anniversary of Osama's death announcement, here he comes and surprises everyone with what has just been disclosed as a secret visit to Afghanistan,...Show More Summary
Under intense security and the cover of night, President Obama slipped into Afghanistan today to sign an agreement cementing a US commitment to the nation after the long and unpopular war comes to an end. Obama, who touched down at Bagram Air Field late at night local time, was to...
President Barack Obama on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, touching down in the war-torn country one year to the day after al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden died at the hands of elite American troops in neighboring Pakistan. Obama planned to make a televised address to the nation at 7:30 p.m. from Bagram Air [...]
President Obama arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit, to sign a strategic partnership agreement "meant to mark the beginning of the end of a war that has lasted for more than a decade," the New York Times reports. "As on two previous visits, he will spend only a few hours on the ground. Show More Summary
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) - President Barack Obama made a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday, the first anniversary of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan. The president will make a televised address from Afghanistan at 7:30 p.m. ET.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday arrived for his third surprise trip to Afghanistan – the first in more than two years — this time to sign a strategic pact that will guide U.S. relations with the country for the next decade. The pact, negotiated over the past few months, could be key to the withdrawal [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama made a previously unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday, the anniversary of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan last year. Obama is scheduled to make a televised address from Afghanistan at 7:30 p.m. ET. The trip was Obama's third to Afghanistan since taking office. He visited [...]
After making a surprise visit to Afghanistan earlier this week, Vice President Biden rounded out his trip with a stop in Iraq, meeting with leaders of the newly formed Iraqi government and visiting with some of the remaining American troops stationed in the country. Biden spoke about the work American troops are still doing in [...]