Obama Returns from Surprise Trip to Afghanistan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_c4da3f8026.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama landed back in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, just about 32 hours after he embarked on his surprise trip to Afghanistan in advance of Memorial Day. Obama arrived at Bagram Airfield on Sunday and addressed the troops there. He also met with wounded soldiers.

Traveling with Obama was country music star Brad Paisley who performed a surprise concert for the military members at Bagram.

At Bagram, Obama told soldiers that he hopes that the candidate elected president of Afghanistan will sign an agreement allowing U.S. troops to stay in the country. Current President Hamid Karzai has refused, though it is expected that his successor as president will sign it, leaving open the possibility for the U.S. to keep some troops in Afghanistan to assist Afghan forces.

Monday, Obama is scheduled to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife on Monday.

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