Obama to meet with troops in Fort Bliss

August 25, 2010 12:52:49 PM PDT
President Barack Obama will speak to soldiers at Fort Bliss in El Paso next week before delivering his Oval Office address on Iraq, a White House official says. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak about it publicly, says the president will speak to the troops on Tuesday. He will return to Washington that day to deliver a televised address about Iraq, the official said.

Obama ordered all but 50,000 troops to leave Iraq by Aug. 31. Those left behind will no longer be allowed to go on combat missions without being joined by Iraqi forces.


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