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President Visits With Navy SEALS

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A spokesman says you won't hear President Barack Obama "spiking the ball and gloating" when he speaks today to U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan -- including some who delivered Navy SEALs to Osama bin Laden's hideout.

Jay Carney says Obama will make the point that the raid was a "historic and singular event" -- but that "the fight goes on."

After a stop in Indiana, Obama headed today to Fort Campbell, Ky. It's the home of the Army unit involved in transporting the Navy SEALs in and out of bin Laden's compound.

In addition to his private meeting with raid participants, the president will address soldiers who have returned recently from Afghanistan. He'll be joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama has said there's no need to revel in bin Laden's death. And his spokesman says Obama's comments today will reflect that attitude.

Carney also says today's statement from al-Qaida -- confirming bin Laden's death and threatening revenge -- simply acknowledges "the obvious." He says the White House is aware of the potential for terrorist activity, and remains "highly vigilant."

 

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