President Barrack Obama stands for CHANGE and offers HOPE. Does he deliver on his promises or just do a lot of talking? Time to take a closer look at the new "Messiah" and his policies.
A US Marine was ordered to execute a room full of terrified Iraqi women and children during an alleged massacre in Haditha that left 24 people dead, a military court heard in 2010.
The testimony came in the opening of a preliminary hearing for Marine Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who faces 17 counts of murder over the Haditha killings, the most serious war crimes allegations faced by US troops in Iraq.
Barack Obama, whose presidential ambitions were launched by his opposition to one war, is moving to expand the U.S. deployment in another.
In his first such action as president, Obama ordered an additional 17,000 combat troops to Afghanistan. His administration cast the move as an interim step to battle the resurgent Taliban, secure Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, increase security for summer elections and stem the decline in a war that the United States now risks losing.