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At a fundraiser in Washington on Monday night, Mr. Obama told supporters that he is fulfilling his promise by ending the war in Iraq this year and continuing on a path to turn over all security responsibilities to the Afghans in 2014.

“When I came into office, we had two active wars,” Mr. Obama said. “By the end of this year, one war will be done. And we will be transitioning in Afghanistan to turn over more and more security to the Afghan people.”