Barack Obama
  • Soldiers with the Afghan National Army (ANA) keep watch during a patrol with U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in a village outside of Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank on March 29, 2014 near Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan.

    The decision means that U.S. President Barack Obama will leave office in early 2017 having extricated the country from the longest war in United States history.

    LAST UPDATE : May 28, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT
  • Heavily-armed troops displaying no identifying insignia and who were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a local government building on March 2, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    The seizure of Crimea by Russian forces, as well as Russia's parliamentary approval for larger intervention, have created a potentially disastrous situation. 

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 02, 2014, 8:41 AM EST