Obama Marks One Year Since Bin Laden Death From Afghanistan
President to deliver live address Americans at 7:30 p.m. ET
President Barack Obama has one-upped his presidential opponent, by making a surprise presidential visit Afghanistan, on the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.
Obama joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai at his palace in Kabul to sign an agreement that cements the U.S. presence in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends in 2014, the White House announced Tuesday afternoon.
The president’s visit will culminate in a live, televised address to the American people at 7:30 p.m. ET. In the speech, he's expected to mention bin Laden's death, according to a White House pool report. Before the address, Obama will make a speech to U.S. troop at a base in Bagram.
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Announcement of the president’s visit comes less than two hours after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared alongside former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, for an unannounced campaign event to mark bin Laden’s death.
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Watch video of Obama's announcement one year ago today: