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.
After nearly nine years in Iraq, themilitary is packing up its gear and bringing its troops home. The U.S. says the war is over, and Iraq is now a stable, sovereign country. If you ask Iraqis how they feel after almost nine years of occupation, the answer is not so cut and dry.
In China, after he finished shooting his new movie "Flowers of War", actortraveled with a crew to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. The " " actor said he admired and wanted to meet Chen, a blind self-taught lawyer who has spoken out against and . Chen and his family have been under house arrest in their Shandong Province village for some time now, but as recently as last week, the government had apparently eased restrictions on the Chen family allowing them to receive a delivery of medicine, and permitting his 70-year-old mother to go out and get groceries.
When Bale and the CNN crew tried to enter Chen's village, a group of unidentified men stopped them and forced them to leave. See a full report on the altercation HERE.
John Vause spoke with Christian Bale about his experience. (See that above)