Thursday, May 28, 2009
President Barack Obama will visit wounded U.S. troops when he travels to Germany next week.
The White House announced Thursday that the president will visit the troops and their families at the military hospital in Landstuhl. President Obama is visiting Germany June 5 as part of a previously announced trip that includes stops in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and France.
The visit to Landstuhl was not on the president's original itinerary.
Some Republicans had criticized the president during his European trip in April because he made no plans to visit the American military hospital.
He canceled a visit there during the presidential campaign last summer after the Pentagon raised concerns about political activity on a military base.