After an unexpected visit to Libya, the Secretary of State is making another unannounced stop in Afghanistan, reports The Associated Press. "Clinton arrived in Kabul late Wednesday and will see President Hamid Karzai, other top Afghan officials and civic leaders on Thursday," reports the AP. "The U.S. sees a political settlement with the Taliban as key to ending the war and is pushing Karzai to lead and expand a reconciliation drive, although the Taliban has indicated no public interest in such a deal." While in Libya, Clinton went to offer an aid package and emphasize the democratic transition, reported The Telegraph. She'll have a similar message in Afghanistan. "In addition to reconciliation, Clinton will also be pressing the Afghans on reaching a security agreement that will govern U.S.-Afghanistan relations after American troops leave."
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