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Obama pays respect to fallen U.S. soldiers

President Obama has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respect to the U.S. soldiers who died when Taliban forces shot down a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan.

Per the pool report:

President Obama has arrived at Dover Air Force Base on an unannounced trip. He is here to pay respects to the American troops who were killed in the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan over the weekend. 30 Americans died, many of them Navy SEALS, in the deadliest single incident for American forces since the Afghan war began a decade ago. The motorcade left the White House in secret at 11:34 AM. After a short drive with stops at traffic lights, we arrived at Fort McNair for a helo flight through muggy gray haze over the Chesapeake Bay and into Delaware.