President Obama is at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, where he is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama in saluting the troops as he marks the end of the war in Iraq.
FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz is anchoring special LIVE! coverage of the President’s visit, with FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown at Fort Bragg and FOX News Radio’s Alastair Wanklyn in Baghdad.
Facts about the war in Iraq:
- More than 1 million Americans have served in Iraq since 2003
- From the 2003 invasion through complete withdrawal, the U.S will have had troops in Iraq for 3,210 days
- At the war’s peak, the U.S had 505 bases and more than 170,000 troops
- In January 2005, millions of Iraqis cast ballots in the country’s first multi-party elections since 1954
- Iraq is the longest war America has ever fought with an all volunteer force, besides Afghanistan, since the American Revolution
- Access to potable water in Iraq has nearly doubled since 2003
- Electricity production in Iraq is now 77% higher than pre-war levels
- About 16,000 people are working at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, making it America’s largest mission in the world