Latest update: 08/05/2012
Obama v Osama: US President marks anniversary of bin Laden's death
US President Barack Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Monday. There, he met troops, signed a deal with the government and marked the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. During a televised address from Bagram Air Force Base, he outlined his strategy to wind down the increasingly unpopular war.
But he's already facing criticism for using the trip - and bin Laden's death - as a political ploy and stepping stone for his re-election bid.