(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Friday as law enforcement officials across the country remain at a heightened state of alert over potential attacks on the New Year's Eve holiday.
Napolitano met with top U.S. and Afghan officials in Kabul to assess progress on Department of Homeland Security efforts to train local security forces. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers have been helping the Afghans secure the country's borders and combat drug and weapons smuggling.
She is expected to spend New Year's Eve with military service members whose continued efforts and sacrifices, she said, are making "the American homeland safer and more secure."
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