The End of the Iraq War: A Timeline

From Day One, President Obama has promised to bring our troops home from Iraq.

In his Inauguration speech, he said, "We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people."

In the time since, the President has worked to make good on that promise -- and ensure that our veterans get the care and benefits they've earned through their service.

This month, after nearly nine years, the final American military units in the country will return to the United States, and the war will end.

We've put together a timeline to show the milestones that have brought us to this point. Take a look: