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  • President Obama salutes as he leaves Marine One before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday, Aug., 31, 2010, for a trip to Fort Bliss, the sprawling Army base in El Paso, Texas, where he will speaks to the troops. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Troops yet to give Obama full salute

    As he winds down one war and escalates another, President Obama is struggling to win over the troops he's leading as commander in chief -- and military advocates say the real test will come as the nation approaches final timelines for withdrawal in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • A veteran with a voice

    Iraq war veteran 1st Lt. Pete Hegseth served in 2005-06 with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. Now serving with the New York Army National Guard, Lt. Hegseth is executive director of Vets For Freedom, a nonpartisan group established by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to "educate Americans about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts."

  • Veterans group campaigns to continue Iraq surge

    A group of "pro-mission" Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is asking lawmakers on Capitol Hill to give the military surge in Iraq more time to succeed in advance of a top military commander's progress report next month.

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