There was reportedly a Taliban bombing at a U.S. base the same day as his visit.
Taliban insurgents attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Monday officials said cited by Reuters, giving few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a surprise visit to Kabul by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Show More Summary
"The interests we are pursuing here are clear and enduring," said Carter. President-elect Trump's plans for U.S. involvement in the country aren't known.
His visit comes amid concerns that despite improvements in Afghan government defenses, Taliban forces are gaining leverage
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on Friday, where officials said he planned to meet with U.S. troops and military commanders and Afghan officials.
Credits: Dan Kitwood-Pool/Getty Alt Text: David Cameron at British base in Cyprus PM makes surprise visits to Cyprus and Kabul, where he met new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani One-Minute Read Friday, October 3, 2014 - 9:14am David Cameron...Show More Summary
David Cameron is first world leader to hold talks in Kabul with newly-inaugurated Afghan president Ashraf Ghani.
According to pool reports, President Barack Obama arrived unannounced in Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, a surprise visit to American troops on Memorial Day weekend.
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
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
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
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 [...]