House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday with a bipartisan congressional delegation.
Pelosi and the other lawmakers on the trip are visiting U.S. troops based there and will receive a briefing from the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry.
They will also meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss "the transition of responsibility for security for the country," according to a press release from her office.
The surprise codel trip comes as the U.S. on Saturday began military action against Libya, launching missiles at military targets there.
Lawmakers in the delegation include Pelosi, Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), John Mica (R-Fla.), Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.).