Surprise! Day After Passing Tax Reform, Mike Pence Makes Trip To The Other Side Of The Globe

Vice President Mike Pence surprised troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and showed up unannounced to speak about the Trump administration’s foreign policy, according to Fox News.

Pence reassured troops that Trump works hard every day to improve U.S. relationships with its allies and has put Pakistan on notice that the U.S. intends to pursue peace in Afghanistan.

Here’s more, via Time:

Pence arrived in Afghanistan four months after President Donald Trump outlined a new strategy to break the stalemate in America’s longest war. Pence’s surprise visit is the first to the war-torn country by either Trump or the vice president. Pence landed at Bagram Air Base under heavy security on Thursday.

He met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as well as U.S. troops and U.S. military leaders.

Trump released his new strategy for ending the 16-year war in Afghanistan in August. The president said U.S. troops would “fight to win” by attacking enemies and crushing terrorists.

Here’s a clip of his speech: