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December 16th, 2011
11:12 PM ET

Home from the War Zone

At the height of the War in Iraq, there were 170,000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq.  As of today, there are 6,000 American troops and four U.S. military bases still operating inside the country.  All of those bases are located south of Baghdad.  Soon, they will be dismantled and the troops will return home.  Kyra Phillips talked to some servicemen and women who's already returned to the United States.  They told her about their experiences in Iraq, for better and for worse.


Filed under: Interviews • Iraq • Iraq War
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    December 17, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anonymous

    Oh, and in case those "friends" around the world are afraid that it will lead to a "nuclear holocaust"???
    YOU ACTUALLY THINK US, RUSSIA, CHINA, ETC. will come to help restore a 2 state solution WHEN THE BLACK GOLD is on the line? hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahah

    December 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lok

      your explanation has heepld me greatly. i am running win7 64bit. and i have always run the program normally. so for a 60gb ssd, i get 40% unknown & 30% windows. reading this i decided to run it as administrator, and was happy to see quite a few differences: windows 66% & NOTHING under unknown.in other words, nothing was the matter. from now on i will always run the program as admin. before arriving at your post ,trying to find the unknown' i stopped windows restore, delete hyberfile.sys and stopped that nasty wmpnetwk process (it had built a database of about 1.2Gigs)- i have no backups set up.thus freeing quite a bit of the drive-regardless, its nice to see that the supposed unknown are just windows files. thanks again. danka.by the way i agreee 100% about the english language only version being a terribly silly idea.

      March 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sumit

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      March 26, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dr Isaac ILEVBAOJE

    Lucky troops indeed-coming home not to meet shutdown government but $1tr congress approved bill.

    December 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Diamond

    To all the soldier who made it back it's a good thing u'l have your chritmas at home..and to those who didn't they were brave me fighting for something worth. God bless you all.

    December 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marlie

    God Bless the Men and Women soon to rutren home and their families! Mr. President it is an honor and pleasure to be a citizen of the United States, with you as our Commander-in-Chief!

    February 24, 2012 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Rajesh

      What will it mean short term if say 4 million Americans move their money from big banks to elamlsr banks during the next month? Might some of them worry about system risks and move their money as cash instead of through bank drafts, Electronic Fund Transfers, etc? Then they might buy some gold, or hold on to some more cash than usual, rather than redepositing it all. Considering the leverage in the system, how much cash withdrawn during a short period could the system handle? I wonder.. So far this move your money thing looks like it's avoiding the usual race and partisan pitfalls. Maybe Americans will actually do it. Thankfully bankers haven't figured out a way to make banking addictive.

      March 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ahmad

        Thanks, for your reccomendations! I was in doubt, wehethr to buy services from Ala-TV, in order to watch English channels, or not. Now I am sure that I have to call them Personally, I think that no need to know a language completely and as you mentioned above it is unreal anyway. However, if we can communicate with others, then problem of intercommunication solved. Good job!

        May 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Max

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    March 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
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      May 12, 2012 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |