In his first visit to troops in a troubled region, the president tells service members at an air base, "We're respected again as a nation."
Donald Trump declares victory over Islamic State militants there, but the plan to pull 2,000 troops sparks widespread dissent in Washington.
Shame on a country that continues to take our troops to wars long declared done, absolving the collective conscience with two words: “They volunteered.”
Since 9/11, sports and the military have become increasingly fused in this country.
Rep. Walter Jones signs each letter personally as penance, he says, for voting for the Iraq war in 2002.
The Pentagon is awaiting final word from the president on a proposal to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Five hundred more troops will be sent to help with the massive Mosul campaign. They will not engage in fighting at the front but will help call in airstrikes on Islamic State targets and provide tactical advice and training.
Several Republican politicians have pledged a return of U.S. combat troops in large numbers to the Middle East.
According to NATO Brig. Gen. Niko Tak, as well as U.S. and Ukrainian officials, more than 1,000 Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine to shore up pro-Russian rebels in their fight against government forces. Update: President Obama made a statement Thursday afternoon about the conflict.