Surprise Surprise

via Politico

POTUS IN AFGHANISTAN: President Obama is in Kabul, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. Obama, who was met at Bagram Air Force Base by General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, was briefed on Air Force One by National Security Adviser James Jones and Lieutenant General Doug Lute, the Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan. Also with him, according to CNN, David Axelrod.

Jones said POTUS would “engage” with President Hamid Karzai on benchmarks for progress in Afghanistan, and that the two would discuss the importance of reintegration and reconciliation there.


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