"It's just a first step," one U.S. official cautions.
Welcome aboard the Zumwalt, a vehicle that looks more suited for space travel than plying the Pacific.
Though the Pentagon says it's a reflection of sending people and equipment home, investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance remain high.
Western leaders are making promises about what they'll do for the country, but will they follow through?
The White House will probably endure the turmoil in Afghanistan and any backlash at home.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey on the end of an era
Compared to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Libya mission was cheap and did not cost a single American life