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Obama Arrives in Afghanistan

President Obama with Gen. Petraeus on MSNBC at Bagram AFB, Afghanistan on December 3, 2010(MSNBC)

December 3, 2010

President Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Friday, making a surprise visit to the war-torn country where he has bolstered U.S. forces fighting a nine-year war with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

The unannounced trip took Washington by surprise and the White House kept it secret for security reasons, it said. News organizations, including National Journal, were asked to respect an embargo on the president's arrival in Afghanistan.

Relations with the allied government of Hamid Karzai have been strained over a number of issues including corruption in the Kabul-based government and the latest disclosures on Wikileaks that the U.S. has doubts about Karzai's capacity to lead. 

 

Obama left soon after the Hanukah party at the White House on Thursday night. 

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