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President Barack Obama honored 30 U.S. soldiers


President Barack Obama honored 30 U.S. soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan as their remains returned home on Tuesday in a private ceremony. Obama and top military officials joined families in witnessing what the Pentagon called the “dignified transfer” of remains at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, home of the largest U.S.…

Obama meets with Petraeus

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Obama met Wednesday with Gen. David Petraeus, his commander in Afghanistan and the author of the counterinsurgency strategy first employed in Iraq. The meeting with Petraeus and other members of Obama’s national security team, unlike many on Afghanistan, was not on the official schedule. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the secret meeting shouldn’t raise…

U.S. Commitment in Iraq

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Pres. Barack Obama will set a course Monday for the nation’s changing mission in Iraq as the military prepares to end its combat operations there. “Make no mistake: Our commitment in Iraq is changing, from a military effort led by our troops to a civilian effort led by our diplomats,” Obama said in excerpts released…