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A Long Goodbye to Afghanistan

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This week, the last convoy of U.S. troops in Iraq drove noisily across the border into Kuwait and shut the gate behind them. The next drawdown comes in Afghanistan, where American forces are scheduled to disengage from most combat by the end of 2014. But the Afghanistan withdrawal won't be anywhere near as final as the one we just saw. U.S. military leaders are working on a new slimmed-down strategy that would keep some American troops in combat against the Taliban for years to come, long after 2014.

Out of Iraq: The Last Convoy

On The Radar

ABC's Martha Raddatz's final journey out of Iraq with the last troops to leave.

An Elusive Victory in Iraq

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With the final headlong withdrawal this month of U.S. troops from Iraq, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise to end the war. But was the nearly nine-year mission a success? Iraq is still struggling even to ensure its own security. Its air force has no jet fighters, and U.S. officials say it would be unable to detect incoming aircraft in time to stop them. The Iraqi army is improving, but its ability to mount complex operations remains weak. The Iraqis still have a long way to go on intelligence, training and logistics.

Ron Paul Strongly Defends Anti-War Policies

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Presidential hopeful Ron Paul staged a strong defense of his anti-war views on Thursday in an outburst on foreign policy that might lose him support from fellow Republicans. Paul came into the debate rising in the polls, admired by many Republicans in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire for his conservatism on fiscal issues and criticism of big government.
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March 20, 2003: The Iraq War Begins

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As the U.S. officially declares the Iraq War over, and after President Barack Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on post-war relations, we look back at the beginning of the war. The hour long special edition aired on March 20, 2003, the day the Iraq War began. Joining Gwen: David Broder, Dana Priest, The Washington Post; Tom Gjelten, NPR; Richard Leiby, The Washington Post, reporting from Kuwait.

Obama Welcomes Era of 'Equal Partnership' with Iraq

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With the last U.S. troops set to depart Iraq, President Obama on Monday welcomed a new phase of "equal partnership" with the Iraqi government, even as both sides admit uncertainty about how that will work. "We're here to mark the end of this war," Obama said, appearing alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki at the White House, and to "begin a new chapter in the history between our countries — a normal relationship between sovereign nations."

U.S. Troops Leaving Iraq This Year; Obama Could Benefit Next Year

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The last American troops are coming home from Iraq this month, and President Obama is marking the occasion with a series of events to commemorate the conclusion of the war. On Wednesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., he and the first lady will thank troops for their service.

On Asia-Pacific trip, Obama's focus is on China

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At virtually every point in President Obama's  nine-day Asia-Pacific trip, he is expected to deliver a message aimed squarely at China: that the U.S. will recommit to the region and serve as a reliable counterweight to Beijing's growing military and economic might.

Standing Up for Heroes

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I wanted to share some personal thoughts about ABC News’ commitment to honor our veterans with the new ongoing project called "Standing Up for Heroes."

Obama and Veterans: Can a Hawkish Dove Gain Their Support?

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Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, captured the lion's share of the millions of ballots cast by active-duty military and veterans in 2008. His leg-up with that demographic was no secret well before Election Day. Now comes a question for 2012: Will a Republican presidential nominee do as well or better challenging commander-in-chief Obama among military voters?