Combat outposts – some 75 small bases credited with playing a crucial role in turning the tide of the war – are being shut down.
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Obama urged to expand attacks beyond tribal areas to territory controlled by the Pakistani government.
At Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, he announced that all combat troops would depart by Aug. 31, 2010. Following are the president's prepared remarks.
Obama's order to send 17,000 more troops comes before US has set a clear strategy.