Obama surprisingly visits Afghanistan

  • President Obama made a surprising visit to Afghanistan over the Memorial Day weekend as he plans on winding down the war by the end of this year. 

    The visit also comes as the treatment of veterans at VA hospitals is being criticized. Obama mentioned that the country should make an effort to give military veterans the benefits that they have earned. 

    "They've done their duty," he said. "and they ask nothing more than that this country does ours." USA Today notes that Obama has had a hard relationship with the president of Afghanistan and their meeting could not get scheduled. 

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