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President Obama salutes in October 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., as a team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., who died in Afghanistan. Impatience and uncertainty are rife on all sides on the war's ninth anniversary. (Associated Press)

President Obama salutes in October 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., as a team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., who died in Afghanistan. Impatience and uncertainty are rife on all sides on the war's ninth anniversary. (Associated Press)

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