President Dwight D. Eisenhower inspects the
honor guard upon arrival at Bagram Airport.

Bagram, 1959

Millions of Americans read LIFE Magazine to gain information about the world. LIFE photographers were among America’s finest, and several of them captured striking images of Afghanistan and its people. LIFE documented President Eisenhower’s historic visit to Kabul, including this stunning photo of “Ike” reviewing the troops with the snow-capped Hindu Kush Mountains
in the background.

Courtesy of LIFE Magazine.
Photograph by Paul Schutzer.

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