Archive: 2010

Sept. 1, 2010

Obama: Operation Iraqi Freedom is over

WASHINGTON (Aug. 31, 2010) – President Barack Obama Tuesday announced the official end to combat operations in Iraq during a prime-time Oval Office address.

Sept. 1, 2010

Gates: War in Iraq over, U.S. transitioning to Iraqi forces

RAMADI, Iraq (Sept. 1, 2010) — The war in Iraq is over and the United States is entering the final phase of the U.S. engagement in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

Sept. 1, 2010

Mullen notes Iraq’s progress from ‘desperate’ situation

BAGHDAD (Sept. 1, 2010) — On his way here, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff paused to take stock of the progress he’s seen in Iraq since he took office in 2007.

Sept. 1, 2010

Obama thanks servicemembers for Iraq war contributions

WASHINGTON (Aug. 31, 2010) — President Obama traveled today to Fort Bliss, Texas, to pay tribute to the post’s servicemembers, whose contributions and those of their comrades made possible tomorrow’s milestone in Iraq.

Sept. 1, 2010

Odierno steps aside as USF-Iraq commander

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Sept. 1, 2010) - Gen. Raymond Odierno relinquished command of United States Forces - Iraq to Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as Operation New Dawn began on Wednesday.

Aug. 27, 2010

Marine gives life trying to save Afghan policeman

PATROL BASE JAKER, Afghanistan (Aug. 24, 2010) — Cpl. Joe L. Wrightsman gave his life trying to save an Afghan policeman drowning in Afghanistan’s Helmand River July 18.

Aug. 26, 2010

U.S., Pakistani militaries bond in disaster relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 26, 2010) — The Pakistani military has shown tremendous cooperation, support, and friendship toward U.S. forces providing flood relief in northern Pakistan, the U.S. general in charge of troops there said Aug. 25.

Aug. 25, 2010

Insurgent morale low in face of security ops

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 25, 2010) — Intelligence reports indicate some pockets of low insurgent morale, with some insurgent fighters reluctant to keep fighting and some refusing to assume district commands when commanders are captured or killed.

Aug. 24, 2010

U.S., allies train for disasters

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 24, 2010) — The U.S. and allies in Central and South Asia are training here Aug. 19-28 to coordinate and improve their response to man-made or natural disasters.

Aug. 23, 2010

Commander describes road march out of Iraq

WASHINGTON (Aug. 20, 2010) – The redeployment of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Iraq demonstrated the changes that have happened in the country, the brigade’s commander said today. In a telephone interview from Kuwait, Army Col. John Norris spoke about the unit’s road march from Baghdad to Kuwait.