Obama rallys troops in Texas
on 31/08/2012 21:10:44
Speaking at Fort Bliss in El Paso, the President has thanked servicemen for their hard work.
As Mr Obama's battle for the White House with Mitt Romney hots up, he has taken a break from the official campaign trail.
He has reminded the troops he kept his promise on Iraq - and praised their dedication:
"In every major phase of that war you were there, the iron soldiers, American troops toppled a dictator in less than a month, you turned back an insurgency"