Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On the one-year anniversary of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama made a secret trip to Afghanistan, arriving in Kabul to talk with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO leaders, according to the Department of Defense.
While at the presidential palace in Kabul, both Obama and Karzai signed a strategic partnership agreement between the United States and Afghan governments. The Pentagon reports:
The agreement charts the long-term relationship between the United States and Afghanistan after 2014. The agreement is meant to reassure Afghans that the United States will continue to support the nation in the decade ahead...
Defense Department officials have said a number of American service members will remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to advise and train Afghan soldiers and police.
According to a recent CNN poll, the war in Afghanistan is not a popular one among most Americans. The survey, taken in late March, finds only one in four Americans supports the war. A full 72% oppose it.
At 4:30 PDT the Pentagon Channel will stream live the president's speech. You can watch below: