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President Obama To Speak From Afghanistan [Updated]

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President Barack Obama arrives at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010, after an all-night secret flight on Air Force One.

The president will address the nation tonight following a surprise visit to Afghanistan. Live coverage of the speech will begin at 5:30pm MTN both on the air (91.5fm) and online.

President Obama is in Afghanistan meeting with President Hamid Karzai. Additionally, Mr. Obama signed an agreement that will outline the role of the United States in Afghanistan after the 2014 departure of the military.

The New York Times characterizes the visit as both a move to affirm support of the Afghan government and "a new opportunity to make an election-year case that he has wound down two expensive and now unpopular wars, here and in Iraq".

Live audio coverage of the President's address via NPR News:

Update 5/1/2012 5:18pm: Eyder Peralta of the Two-Way is live blogging the president's speech.

Update 5/1/2012 5:27pm: You can stream the speech below via PBS Newshour:

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Update 5/1/2012 5:52pm: A transcript of the president's remarks is now available.

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