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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama shares a moment with a soldier at Fort Blisss in El Paso, Texas August 31, 2010

President Obama declares “… the American combat mission in Iraq has ended.”

 Before speaking to the nation tonight, President Barack Obama flew to Texas to visit the soldiers at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Troops at Fort Bliss have participated in every phase of the seven-and-a-year war in Iraq and continue to service in the new support role. The President went there to say “thank you” from a grateful nation. Later from the Oval Office, President Obama kept a campaign promise and ended the controversial war “I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans.  We’ve... Read More →

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President Obama’s surprise visit to Afghanistan

Photo: Pete Souza/White House — President Obama waves to U.S. troops during a stop at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan March 28, 2010 Photo: Pete Souza/White House — President Obama makes an extra effort to shake hands with some of our troops during his visit to Afghanistan March 28, 2010   Photo: Pete Souza/White House — President Obama shares a fist bump with a female soldier in a mess hall in Afghanistan March 28, 2010  President Obama’s remarks to the troops: The mission “Our broad mission is... Read More →

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