Excellent work, readers! Your calls and letters protesting the reckless proposal to leave 3,000 soldiers in Iraq following the withdrawal of our main combat forces on December 31, 2011 made a difference.
Much thanks to Bev Perlson and the military moms and organizations that built an effective coalition to demand the safety of our soldiers.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline.
A senior administration official in Washington confirmed Saturday that all American troops will leave except for about 160 troops attached to the U.S. Embassy. The Pentagon had considered leaving up to 5,000 troops to train security forces and hinder Iranian influence.