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US President  Barack Obama and Pop-Country superstar Brad Paisley jetted to Afghanistan to thank troops and military families on this Memorial Day weekend, and to visit wounded warriors at a military hospital. 

 

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The US has been in Afghanistan as part of the larger War on Terror for over 10 years. It's the country's longest war, and the President has worked to wind down the war after the death of the Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. 

 

Paisley, a long-time supporter of the President, is set to star in the ABC music-based reality show RISING STAR alongside Ludacris and Kesha, in the coming weeks.