After Denials From WH, Press Pool Reporting 3:00 PM EST Obama in Afghanistan

Under intense security and the cover of night, President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan on Tuesday. He’s there to sign an agreement aimed at cementing a lasting U.S. commitment to the nation after the long and unpopular war comes to an end. For about seven hours, Obama is to be on the ground in Afghanistan, where the United States has been engaged in war in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks more than decade ago… Air Force One touched down late at night local time at Bagram Air Field, the main U.S. base here. Media traveling with Obama on the 13-hour flight had to agree to keep it secret until Obama had safely finished a helicopter flight to the nation’s capital, Kabul, where Taliban insurgents still launch lethal attacks. – AP Via ABC News

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