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Obama Makes Surprise Trip To Kabul |
President Obama landed in Kabul, Afghanistan today for a surprise trip to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan. The agreement, completed after months of negotiations, will pledge American aid to Afghanistan for 10 years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces and marks a symbolic beginning of the end for the U.S.’s war in Afghanistan. Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and will make a live televised address at 7:30 PM ET.
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Mullen: ‘I Support The President’s Decision’ On Afghanistan, ‘As Do Gens. Mattis & Petraeus’ |
The right has been attacking President Obama’s decision to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan, claiming that he ignored Gen. David Petraeus’s advice. “It has been widely known that General Petraeus objected to this proposal,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said on Fox News last night. However, this morning in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said that Petraeus does support Obama’s decision. “I support the President’s decision, as do Generals Mattis and Petraeus,” Mullen said.