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Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

  NBC's Mike Viqueira reports President Obama has taken a secret trip to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan to visit U.S. troops.

Appeals court rules against Bagram detainees

Detainees at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan cannot use U.S. courts to challenge their imprisonment the way detainees in Guantanamo Bay have, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Full story

Secret list of detainees in Afghanistan released

The U.S.  releases a long-secret list of some 645 detainees held at a military base in Afghanistan as part of a lawsuit seeking details of the government's treatment of terror suspects. Full story

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402185 02: Soldiers from the U.S. Armys 10th Mountain and 101st Airborne Division disembark from their chinook helicopter March 12, 2002 after returning to Bagram airbase from the fighting in eastern Afghanistan. The soldiers are part of an organized group that are pulling back from battle against a

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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus as he arrives at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus as he arrives at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus as he arrives at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, December 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)