- At Home
It looks like the troops are coming home!
In a White House press conference today, President Barack Obama announced that he is pulling all US troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, as conditioned by the Status of Forces Agreement with the country.
"Today, I can say our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays," he said. "After nearly 9 years, America’s war in Iraq will be over."
With the announcement, the president fulfilled his most significant campaign promise.
There are currently around 40,000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, virtually all of whom will be pulled by December 31, 2011. The only remaining American military presence will be a small number of troops will be attached to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
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