Iraqi army soldiers stand guard near burned trailers (above) at Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, in April after the army attacked the camp. An outdoor kitchen was also burned (below) and 36 residents of the camp were killed. The top U.N. envoy to Iraq, Martin Kobler, offered on Thursday to broker the peaceful closing of the camp for Iranian exiles, before the government in Baghdad forces its residents out at the end of the year. (Associated Press)
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army,right, and Gen. David M. Rodriguez wait to be introduced during Forces Command Assumption of command ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)
South Korean pop singer Rain gives a military salute to his fans before he enters the army to serve in front of an army training center in Uijeongbu, north of of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)
An Army sergeant talks to high school students in North Carolina about a career in the Army. While visits and calls to military recruiting offices increased after the terrorism attacks, the legend of a wave of enlistments rolling in after Sept. 11 isn't true.
Soldiers from the Army's Old Guard take photos of headstones in Section 15 of Arlington National Cemetery. Their project is to photograph and catalog the more than 219,00 grave markers and 43,000 nameplates in the columbarium.
Students in the Rocky Run Middle School advanced year-long theatre salute during a musical performance of "This is the Army Mr. Jones" for World War II veterans during the school's annual World War II Day on Thursday, June 9, 2011. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates pats Army veteran Craig Gerhartz on the back prior to speaking at the Rolling Thunder rally Sunday. Mr. Gerhartz, from South River, N.J., served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Gates gave him two military "challenge coins." (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
People flee though the Congolese jungle after the army ordered them to leave. Violence is spiraling out of control, fed by the competition for control of mineral resources that has drawn in armed and vicious groups, including the army. (Associated Press)