President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met in Washington Monday to mark the approaching end of the Iraq war. But Iran is happy to see US troops go and will bear watching.
Such a practice occurred far more often the Air Force originally acknowledged, The Washington Post reports. The partial remains of at least 274 US service personnel were handled this way.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates meets with troops at Combat Outpost Andar in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, on June 6. Mr. Gates visited with troops on the ground in the south and east of the country for the final time as Defense Secretary before his retirement on June 30.
Americans relaxed at the end of a three-day weekend marking Memorial Day. But millions of them also paused to remember and to honor those who’d lost their lives in military service.
Women line up to cast their vote during gubernatorial elections in Kaduna, Nigeria. Two states in Nigeria's Muslim north voted for candidates after their polls were delayed by violence that killed at least 500 last week after the oil-rich nation's presidential election.
Michal Novotny of the Czech Republic, Alex Pullin of Australia, Alberto Schiavon of Italy, Seth Wescott of the United States and Paul-Henri De le Rue of France, from left, clear a jump during the men's Snowboard-Cross FIS World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland.
Demi Heranne (l.) and Melanie Aparitio kiss a wax figure of singer Justin Bieber after the unveiling at Madame Tussauds museum in New York.
Last WWI veteran: Buckles had been advocating for a national memorial honoring veterans of the Great War in the nation's capital and asked about its progress weekly, sometimes daily.