06/28/2010 03:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rachel Maddow To Anchor From Afghanistan

Rachel Maddow will anchor her MSNBC program from Afghanistan next week in her first trip to the region.

MSNBC announced that Maddow will travel to Kabul this week and anchor "The Rachel Maddow Show" live from Kabul next Tuesday and Wednesday (July 6-7).

Maddow will be joined by NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel.

"The trip, her first to the region, comes as Gen. Petraeus assumes command there, on the heels of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's ouster as command of the U.S. and NATO war effort in Afghanistan, and as debate mounts over U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in the nation and the timetable for withdrawal," the announcement states.

UPDATE: Maddow discussed the upcoming trip on Monday's show:

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