Pompeo praises Afghan strategy in surprise visit

Posted: July 10, 2018 at 5:26 a.m.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with coalition forces Monday at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, making an unannounced stop in the Afghan capital Monday, said his brief visit showed him that the U.S. strategy of maintaining an active military role, while setting conditions rather than timelines for success in the war against Taliban insurgents, "is indeed working."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) is accompanied by Afghan Chief of Staff Abdul Salam Rahimi as he arrives Monday at the presidential palace in ...

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