WHITE HOUSE: Obama in Afghanistan, to deliver televised address to American people Tuesday night
(WASHINGTON - May 1, 2012) - Andrews to Bagram Air Base to Kabul: President Barack Obama is in Afghanistan for a whirlwind visit that will culminate in a live, televised address to the American people.
Obama is expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement shortly with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Obama's scheduled to speak to the nation just after 730 PM ET Tuesday from Bagram airbase.
Pool, which assembled Monday night at Andrews, has been under an embargo preventing reporting of the trip up til now.
Obama left at 1209 AM Tuesday morning. And arrived at Bagram at 1020 pm local time. He landed via chopper at LZ near presidential palace at just after 11pm local
Amb Ryan crocker and Lieut Gen Mike Scaparotti deputy cddr us forces afghanistan greeted Obama as he deplaned from the lower stairs of AF1 at Bagram.
Obama is currently at the presidential palace in Kabul.
On this day last year, President Barack Obama made a historic announcement to the American people: Osama bin Laden is dead.