It was a moment perfectly staged for an American audience: In a speech that neatly coincided with the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, President Obama addressed the country from Bagram Air Base after secretly traveling to Afghanistan.
It was the dead of night in Afghanistan. But Americans were home from work, watching a speech that was as much a foreign policy address as a campaign stump speech. President Obama addressed the American people on what is now the longest war in U.S. history. He tried to lay out the way forward, and an eventual end to the U.S. role in the conflict.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich breaks down the President's address.