Dempsey en route to Afghanistan

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Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is making his unannounced trip to see NATO's International Security Assistance Force Commander Marin Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.  He will also meet with Afghan and U.S. leaders.

There are many issues on Dempsey's plate as the United States winds down its obligations in Afghanistan.

He will reportedly hold meetings on a U.S.-Afghan bilateral agreement, next year's Afghan elections and the current fighting season.

The trip comes as foreign fighters are pouring into the eastern part of the country to take on U.S. and allied forces in what will likely be the final fighting season for American troops here.

Pakistani-based terror groups like the Haqqani Network and others are calling upon “every house, every family” to send fighters into Afghanistan, Afghan army commanders stationed at the American base in Paktia province told The Hill.