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Obama Insists U.S. Forces 'Do Not And Will Not' Have Combat Mission In Iraq

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State gro...

Top General: Combat Mission In Iraq Possible If Airstrikes Fail To Stop ISIS

AP | DONNA CASSATA & LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forc...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Not Putting Formal Price Tag On Afghan Policy Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year was the product of lengthy deliberations. Th...

Obama To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan After Withdrawal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in ...

Obama Gives Thanks For America's Founders, Troops, Volunteers

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Americans have much to be thankful for this Thanksgivin...

Pentagon Says Obama Hasn't Made Big Decision On Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has not yet decided how many troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014, but a total pullout is ...

Country Star Joining Obama

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country star Brad Paisley will be joining the president and first lady in saluting the military on the Fourth of July at the White...

Sam Stein

John McCain Criticizes Iraqi Leaders For Letting Domestic Politics Trump Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high-stakes debates over the Iraq war no longer play the politically determining role they did during the 2006 congressional electio...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces Iraq Troops Will Be Withdrawn By End Of 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Fulfilling a long-held campaign promise, President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the en...

Obama Thanks Troops: 'America Is Proud Of All Of You'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Telling U.S. troops that "America is proud of all of you," President Barack Obama marked the Fourth of July holiday by hosting a ba...

Sam Stein

Biden's Power Grows As Obama's Foreign Policy Team Shuffles

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The early review of President Barack Obama's withdrawal plans for U.S. forces from Afghanistan is that, in an effort to give each side s...

Obama To Visit Troops At Fort Drum This Week

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will visit troops at New York's Fort Drum this week. The announcement comes as Obama n...

Obama To Honor Troops, Thank Osama Bin Laden Raid Participants

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- President Barack Obama has met with the assault forces who carried out the strike on Osama bin Laden and has awarded them a pres...

Obama: Government Shutdown Will Delay Pay To Troops

AP/The Huffington Post | RICHARD LARDNER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration warned Wednesday that a federal shutdown would undermine the economic recovery, delay pay to U.S. troops fighti...

Sam Stein

Biden's Standing In White House Scrutinized After Afghan Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the most fundamental matter at stake in the recent debate over the war in Afghanistan, Vice President Joseph Biden ultimately lost. Weeks before P...

Obama: Afghanistan Troop Drawdown Won't Be Steep, Aid Will Continue For Years

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, set to start in 19 months, will be gradual and ...

Garry Wills: Obama Buying Second Term With Lives of Young Americans

New York Review Of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I am told by people I respect that Barack Obama cannot pull out of both Iraq and Afghanistan without becoming a one-term president. I think that may b...

Sam Stein

MoveOn Moves Against Obama On Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The progressive advocacy organization MoveOn.org formally opposed President Obama's troop surge strategy on Tuesday, calling it "wrong" and urging its...

Are War Generals Undermining Obama's Command In Afghanistan?

Politico | DAVID ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Implicit in the president's decision is an effective cap of about 100,000 for the American force, but top Democrats fear that unless Obama is more ass...

New York Times: Military Establishment Frustrated With Pace Of Obama's Deliberations On Afghan War

New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise ...

Obamas Send Christmas Greetings To Troops in joint weekly address

AP/ The Huffington Post | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll Down For Video WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama offered Christmas wishes to the nation on Thursday, includ...

Obama Calls 10 US Service Members On Thanksgiving (PHOTO)

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- On his first Thanksgiving in the White House, President Barack Obama has telephoned 10 U.S. servicemen and women stationed in war zones ...

Sam Stein

Authors Of Iraq War Push Obama On Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The neoconservatives who provided the intellectual foundation for the war in Iraq convened on Monday to make a renewed push for the current administra...

Sam Stein

Obama "Not Ruling... Out" More Troops For Afghanistan: Jim Jones

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president's National Security Adviser, Jim Jones, said on Sunday that the White House would be open to the idea of sending more combat troops to A...

Obama Troop Visit "Staged," Conservative Blogs Claim

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a claim making the rounds right now on the top right wing blogs that the image of wildly-cheering troops during Obama's visit with them in Ira...