March 29th, 2010
07:58 AM ET

Obama's visit to Afghanistan

[Update 9 a.m. ET] President Obama landed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland shortly before 9 a.m. ET, returning from Afghanistan.

President Obama is expected to return to the United States on Monday morning after a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he met with President Hamid Karzai and reiterated the need to wipe out terror networks.

Obama slipped into Bagram Air Base near Kabul under the cover of darkness on Sunday. He met with about 2,000 troops at the U.S. base and told them their work is significant to security at home.

Read the full story and see more photos of Obama's trip

Watch Obama address the U.S. troops: Part 1 | Part 2

Scenes from Obama's trip


Filed under: Decision: Afghanistan • Karzai • Obama • Troops
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. DPeterson

    Would Leisa prefer the previous president who sent troops to Iraq with unarmored Humvees?

    March 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sarah

    It's probably too risky for him to enter a "real" warzone where there is active violence. That's probably why it was a "secret" trip, too.

    March 29, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    This president has been nothing but a gigantic letdown since he took office.Now he's trying to make himself look good by going to Afghanistan and touting this dispicable war.If this man had one ounce of morality,he'd stop this godless war now and for all.

    March 29, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kim

    Because of him going over there hundreds of soldiers that were scheduled to return home after serving for a year had their flight cancelled and now won't be home til a much later date! He is ridiculous.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Leisa

    Who cares! THIS "WONDERFUL" president is tanking the country with the new health care bill and taking important needs away from our soldiers like ammo, weapons that aren't dinosaurs, and kevlar!! Stop!!!!! Our President gave the lowest raise to our fighting men and women in over 15 years! There are more military families on food stamps and wic than any other population but our husbands and wives will take a bullit to protect OUR great country and her people but the President does nothing for them! What a leader!

    March 29, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Andrew Lubin

    Good to see he made it, but Bagram's hardly a war zone.

    Next time he needs to get down south with the Marines and see how successfully the Marines are using the extra troops he sent. Garmisr – Nawa – Now Zad – Marjah – Well Done, Devildogs ! S/F

    March 29, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |