Almost All US Troops To Be Out of Iraq by Year's End

By: AP
By: AP

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that the Obama
administration is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past
a year-end withdrawal deadline.
A senior administration official in Washington confirmed
Saturday that all American troops will leave except for about 160
troops attached to the U.S. Embassy. The Pentagon had considered
leaving up to 5,000 troops to train security forces and hinder
Iranian influence.
A senior U.S. military official said the withdrawal could allow
future, limited U.S. military training missions if requested.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the
sensitivity of the issue.
Iraqi political leaders have rejected giving legal immunity to
U.S. troops -- a deal-breaker to Washington.

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  • by Chase Location: Ozark on Oct 16, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    Actually, the Pentagon has Denied this statement.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    Thank God, Our children are coming home !!! We wont relax tho till they are back here. We have been praying so long and it's a heavy burden, will be good to relax and breathe a sigh of relief.
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