Obama Marks End of US Combat Mission in Iraq

President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday, August 31 at 5pm. The speech mark the date by which he had pledged to remove all US combat troops from Iraq, an achievement open to some debate. KCRW will carry live anchored coverage of the speech.

NPR's Robert Siegel will host. Joining him in the studio will be National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Foreign Desk Editor Loren Jenkins, Pentagon Correspondent Rachel Martin and Senior Washington Desk Editor Ron Elving.  

Banner image: President Obama with US troops during his visit to Camp Victory, Iraq on April 7, 2009. Photo: Pete Souza