President Obama arrived in Afghanistan Tuesday for an unannounced visit to meet with U.S. troops stationed there and to sign a ten-year agreement with President Hamid Karzai on the role of U.S. forces beyond the end of the war in 2014.
Mr. Obama was set to meet with Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul and then travel to Bagram Air Field to meet with troops and make a televised address around 7:30 p.m. ET.
Shortly after arriving, about midnight local time, President Obama and President Karza signed an agreement to designate Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally. The agreement says the U.S. will provide, aid, advisors and support after NATO combat troops leave in 2014.