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Vice President Mike Pence Makes Surprise Trip To Afghanistan

Pence met with top Afghan officials and rallied U.S. troops.
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Vice President Mike Pence Makes Surprise Trip To Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise trip to Afghanistan today.

There, the vice president met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Discussing the U.S.' changing military strategies and progress against terrorist groups, Pence said: "We believe that we are now on a path to achieving a lasting victory for freedom and security in Afghanistan."

After that meeting, Pence visited the Bagram air base to rally U.S. troops. 

Pence is now the highest-ranking Trump White House official to visit an active U.S. combat zone. For safety reasons, it was planned in secret. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN