US Vice-President Mike Pence declared victory in Afghanistan is ‘closer than ever before’ in a surprise visit to troops at Bagram military base on Friday. “I say with confidence, because of all of you and all those that have gone before and our allies and partners, I believe victory is closer than ever before”, said Pence. The Vice-President met with Afghan leaders and spoke to American troops... Еще on a visit designed reaffirm the USA's commitment to the conflict-ridden country. Since taking office, US President Donald Trump has increased troop numbers and airstrikes in the region. Pence’s plans to visit Afghanistan were not made public due to security concerns.