Obama speech at Fort Bragg marks end of Iraq war
14 December 2011 Last updated at 17:43 GMT
US President Barack Obama has marked the end of the Iraq war with a speech at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
His address paid tribute to the soldiers who served in the conflict - both those who died and veterans who returned home after long tours of duty.
"Today we pause to say a prayer to all those families that have lost loved ones - they are part of our broader American family - we grieve with them.
"You have shown why the US military is the finest fighting force in the history of the world," Obama added.