British officials say Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Afghanistan today, where he visited British troops serving with the NATO force battling Taleban insurgents.
Mr. Blair told soldiers at their southern Camp Bastion base, "Here in this extraordinary desert is where the future of world security in the early 21st century is going to be played out."
This is Mr. Blair's first visit to Afghanistan since 2002. He is expected to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss a revived Taleban insurgency and offer support.
The British leader arrived from Pakistan, where he and President Pervez Musharraf pledged to work more closely in the war against terrorism.