WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the Iraq war is coming to an end and the drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will begin in July.
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In remarks released in advance of his State of the Union address Tuesday, the president focused largely on domestic issues.
He touched briefly on the two wars that the nation has fought for nearly a decade. In Iraq, he said the United States is finishing the job of bringing our troops out and America’s commitment has been kept.
In Afghanistan, Obama said the U.S. will work with nearly 50 nations to transition to Afghanistan taking the lead against the Taliban and he focused on bringing American troops home.
He said the U.S. has reset its relationship with Russia and strengthened the bonds with Asian countries.