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Obama hails troops' sacrifice as Afghan milestone nears
Obama hails troops' sacrifice as Afghan milestone nears

President Obama vowed Thursday that Afghanistan would not "be a source of terrorist attacks again," crediting America's military for helping make the nation more secure as the U.S. prepares to end its combat mission there. On a Christmas Day visit with service members at a Hawaii military base, the president thanked troops for their sacrifices during more than a decade of "continuous war." "We still have some very difficult missions around the world," Obama said, noting the role U.S. forces will continue to play in Iraq and Afghanistan in assisting local security forces, as well as helping to deal with the Ebola outbreak in Africa. "But the world...

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