In a speech to marines Wednesday at Camp Pendleton in California, President Barack Obama discussed the winding down of the war in Afghanistan and how he would keep the military strong.
“The United States is never going to retreat from the world. We don’t get terrorized,” Obama said.
He added that keeping the military strong also means “ensuring the safety of everyone who puts a uniform on.”
“We have to make sure we are doing everything we can for our wounded warriors,” the president said as he spoke about the prevalance of post-traumatic stress disorder among veterans.
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