President Obama Set To Speak From Afghanistan [LIVE VIDEO]
President Obama has spent Tuesday touring Afghanistan in a secret visit that concludes with a speech at 7:30PM EST to the American people.
The President’s trip comes on the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
During the visit, Obama signed an agreement with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai that pledges long-term support of the Afghan troops, even after U.S. troops officially leave the country in 2014.
At the signing ceremony in Kabul with Karzai, Obama said the agreement paves the way for “`a future of peace” while allowing the United States to “wind down this war.”
The deal does not commit the United States to any specific troop presence or spending. But it does allow the U.S. to potentially keep troops in Afghanistan after the war ends for two specific purposes: continued training of Afghan forces and targeted operations against al-Qaida
President Obama flew through the night to Afghanistan after ducking out of Washington during the secret mission, which is his third trip to the country as Commander-in-Chief.
He addresses the nation at 7:3oPM EST. You can watch a live video stream of the speech below.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.