Obama Vows Help to Soldiers, Marks Iraq War End

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
President Barack Obama says his administration is determined to help servicemen, veterans and their families with their economic and health care needs as conflicts overseas end or wind down and they return to the nation they have served.

President Barack Obama disembarks Marine One on his way to switch to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, for a trip to Fort Bliss in Texas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration is determined to help servicemen, veterans and their families with their economic and health care needs as conflicts overseas end or wind down and they return to the nation they have served.

In an election-year reminder that he ended the war in Iraq, Obama says it is now time for the country to attend to its warriors even as they still face a "tough fight" in Afghanistan.

Obama spoke at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the second anniversary of the end of combat operations in Iraq.


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