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May 31st, 2010

Honoring America’s Fallen Troops

Sacrifices of U.S. forces remembered at Memorial Day events

Image: Barack Obama lays a wreath as he participates in a Memorial Day Ceremony
Photo: Jim Watson / AFP — Getty Images

May 31, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden hailed America’s fighting men and women Monday as the “spine of this nation,” while President Barack Obama’s Land of Lincoln tribute got washed out by a severe thunderstorm and high winds.

Biden made the more traditional appearance at Arlington National Cemetery on Obama’s behalf, saying the country has “a sacred obligation” to make sure its servicemen and women are the best equipped and best-supported troops in the world. …

At Arlington, Biden carried out the traditional wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns under a brilliant sunshine. …

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Tributes: Remembering those who died while serving America


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View casualties in the Iraq war, the war in Afghanistan and examine U.S. war casualties dating back to the Revolutionary War.


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Memorial Day 2009 (May 25, 2009)

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Honoring those who served us
America remembers its fallen on Memorial Day


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — May 31, 2009

Image: South Korean protesters
South Korean protesters hold pictures of the North’s Kim Jong-Il and a boy believed to be his annointed successor, Kim Jong-Un, 26, in Seoul, February 2009. (Photo credit: Jung Yeon-je / AFP — Getty Images)

Kim Jong-Il Threat Assessment

One year ago today, I featured my psychological assessment of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, examined the leadership style implications of Kim’s personality profile, and evaluated the threat potential of North Korea with respect to U.S. national security.

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