President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on
Sunday, his first visit as commander in chief to the site of
the war he inherited and has stamped as his own.
Air Force One landed at nighttime at Bagram Air Base in
Afghanistan after a 13-hour nonstop flight for a visit
shrouded in secrecy for security reasons; Mr. Obama quickly
boarded a helicopter for the trip to Kabul, landing at the
presidential palace for talks with President Hamid Karzai.
White House officials disclosed no information about the trip
until Mr. Obama’s plane had landed in Afghanistan.