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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace during an unannounced stop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace during an unannounced stop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit. He’s meeting with President Karzai tonight and tomorrow before heading on to Paris for the next planned stop of his trip.

Tensions have been on the rise between Kabul and Washington, with President Karzai issuing some harsh criticisms of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. U.S. officials are hoping Kerry’s visit will calm the waters.

NPR’s Sean Carberry joins us from Kabul to discuss the visit and what’s at stake.

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This segment aired on October 11, 2013.

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