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November 30th, 2011
08:36 PM ET

Explain it to me: The Iraq Pullout

The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq started in the Spring of 2003.  As of this writing some 13,000 American fighters are in the country, down from a one-time high of 170,000.  The deadline for all of those troops to withdraw from Iraq is a little more than a month away, on December 31st.  Convoys of soldiers have already started to ship out.  But as Michael Holmes explains, the pullout has been a long and complicated process.

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  1. Zaharaddeen adam

    Peace is both a tool and machinery led to the development of the country,as per iam concern the polout of the american soldiers is the only methodology that would ensure peace and sustainable development in iraq.

    December 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Zaharaddeen adam

    Peace is both a tool and machinery led to the development of the country,as per iam concern the pulout of the american soldiers is the only methodology that would ensure peace and sustainable development in iraq.

    December 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |