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May 01, 2012


Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Afghanistan

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. Still, the visit is laden with political significance, coming as it does in the thick of an election season at home, just four days before two big campaign rallies that serve as the symbolic kickoff of Mr. Obama's reelection bid."

Obama will address the nation tonight at 7:30 pm ET.

Meanwhile, BuzzFeed has a fascinating post on how the White House tried to smother news of the trip as it leaked on Twitter.












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