From the Archives: President Obama Announces the End of Combat Operations in Iraq

On August 31, 2010, President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office to announce the end of combat operations in Iraq.

Now, after nearly nine years of sacrifice, the final troops stationed in Iraq will cross the border out of the country in the coming days—marking the end of the war and fulfilling the promise President Obama made to the American people when he was a candidate for this office.

To see more milestones from the Iraq War, from President Obama’s very first day in office through the work his Administration has done to support our troops as they return home, check out our new timeline.