Obama Receives U.S. Troops Amid Uncertain Economic Scene

Washington, Dec 14. -U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting on Wednesday Fort Bragg, North Carolina, home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army Special Operations Command, where he will address the troops that returned from Irak.The leader will be accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki.

The premier is paying an official visit to the United States aiming at assessing bilateral cooperation, mainly the military presence in his country after the withdrawal of U.S. soldiers before 2011 ends.

On December 16, Obama and his wife will meet the soldiers and their relatives to celebrate New Year, according to The Washington Post.

Analysts note that these activities are part of a program the president is fulfilling to show the soldiers return to U.S. soil as a "triumph" of his foreign policy.

On Wednesday, his focus will be principally on the troops and their role and his commitment to ensuring veterans get the jobs and resources they need once they are back home.

When the 6,000 soldiers that are still in Iraq return to the United States they will witness a complex scene, eight years and a half after leaving for the Arab country as part of former President Goerge W. Bushs "war against terror."  (Prensa Latina)