As a candidate for President, then Senator Barack Obama pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, President Obama announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.
As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of his highest national security priorities. On August 31, 2010, President Obama traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the end of the combat mission in Iraq. As promised the combat mission in Iraq has ended and Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security.
To mark two years since the end of combat in Iraq, and with troops still serving in Afghanistan, take a moment to show your support for those that serve and their families. Here’s how you can participate.
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