Obama Shifts Focus To Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

09/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Ed Henry CNN

PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- President Obama will take a brief hiatus from his health care push on Monday and turn his focus to the wars in Iraq in Afghanistan.

Obama will address the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix, Arizona, where he'll talk about where the United States stands in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the impact the men and women of the Armed Forces have had in those countries and the United States' responsibilities to maintain the world's finest military, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.

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