• President Barack Obama Obama is marking the end of the Iraq war with a tribute to the troops who fought and died in a conflict he opposed from the start.

  • Accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, the president was traveling to Fort Bragg in North Carolina to address service members and their families as he brings the war to a close.

  • All U.S. troops are to be out of Iraq Dec. 31

  • The  U.S. will continue to help Iraq as it faces an uncertain future in a volatile region of the world.

  • It's the president's first visit to Fort Bragg, which is home to Army Special Operations, the 18th Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne