President, Barack Obama, visited the Marine Corps in Hawaii on Christmas announcing that the country’s military operations in Afghanistan will be ended soon.
Better and Safer World
Like every year, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Marine Base on December 25. For seven years, Mr. Obama has been spending the vacation with his family in Hawaii and on Christmas, they visited the Bellows Air Force Station.
In his speech, the President praised the US Military troops, remarking that they have made the world a safer and better place. He further emphasized that the nations have been in a state of conflict for the last 13 years. He went to say that the military offers the best Christmas present to the country. Apart from this, on the eve of Christmas, he greeted US service members via telephone calls. As informed by the White House in a statement, President Obama reached out to service members from every division of the military before dinner on Thursday.
End Of War
President Obama announced that the 13 years of war with Afghanistan is soon to come to end. He further commented that the contribution of the military will enable Afghanistan to restructure the country after the end of the conflict. Earlier in the month, the Obama administration had announced that during the initial months of 2015, around 10,800 troops of the U.S. force will be left behind to help the Afghan security forces. The announcement followed the termination of the NATO-led combat mission.
Mr. Obama and his family have a two-week vacation scheduled at Hawaii, during which he does not have any public events. They reached the Hawaii abroad Air Force One on December 19 and since then, Mr. Obama has been engaged with leisure activities with his family. Mr. Obama was also joined by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak.
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