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Obama in Dover as fallen troops arrive home

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:11 AM

Your Browser Does Not Support IFrames. By Michael A. Fletcher DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- President Obama made a solemn pre-dawn visit to this military outpost Thursday to honor 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Obama -- who is deliberating over how to reshape his war strategy in the face of growing violence and political unrest in Afghanistan and deepening public unease at home -- left the White House by helicopter just before midnight on Wednesday, flying through the crisp night sky to pay homage to the fallen as their remains were flown back into the United States. Marine One came to a halt just behind the military transport plane that brought the remains of 15 soldiers and three Drug Enforcement Agency agents killed in two different incidents Monday and Tuesday. Wearing a suit and a topcoat, Obama was greeted by the airlift wing commander before getting

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