VOA: US Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was in Afghanistan, just three days after international leaders agreed to support the war-torn country with about 12,000 NATO troops and funding for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces through 2020.
Carter has met with President Ashraf Ghani and was speaking with General Mick Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He will also thank U.S. troops for their efforts toward stabilizing Afghanistan and preventing the country from again becoming a safe haven for terrorists who wish to launch attacks against the U.S.
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