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(photo credit: Avi Katz)
ON AUGUST 31, THE US MILITARY FORMALLY ENDED its combat operations in Iraq, and
its 50,000 remaining troops will assume a training and advisory role for the
Iraqi army.While the US presence will remain formidable for the time
being and include counter-insurgency activities, President Barack Obama has
pledged to withdraw all US forces by the end of 2011 (although a considerable
civilian and security contractor presence will undoubtedly remain).
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