August 2nd, 2010
12:15 PM ET

U.S. drawdown in Iraq proceeding as planned, Obama says

The Obama administration's planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is proceeding "as promised" and should lead to an end of America's combat mission there by the end of August, President Barack Obama said Monday.

Plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to 50,000 by the end of this month are on schedule, Obama told the national convention of Disabled American Veterans. At that point, the U.S. mission will shift to the training and support of Iraqi security forces.

But there is still danger for U.S. troops on the ground, the president


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  1. Smith in Oregon

    I hope the Democratic lawmakers and American people insist that the vast majority of US Military equipment and weapons in Iraq are returned to America's US Military stockpiles in America rather than given away and abandoned in Iraq. I suspect the Pentagon propeller heads are already putting together requests for another enormous taxpayer dollar provided fund to replace and upgrade the hyper-expensive US Military weapons and hardware that is used and missing during this dubious campaign in Iraq.

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