Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Carter on Friday, Dec. 9, made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the United States will stick with Afghanistan for years to come.

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