In an April 15, 2012 file photo NATO soldiers run during a gun battle in Kabul, Afghanistan. The United States and its NATO allies are readying plans to pull away from the front lines in Afghanistan next year as President Barack Obama and fellow leaders try to show that the unpopular war is ending. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq/file)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
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Under intense security and the cover of night, President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan on Tuesday to sign an agreement cementing a U.S. commitment to the nation after the long and unpopular war comes to an end.