Planning for a Civilian-Managed Future in Iraq

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The last U.S. combat brigade rolled out of Iraq and into Kuwait last night. 50,000 training and support troops remain, but they, too, are scheduled to leave Iraq by the end of 2011 when the State Department will assume responsibility for training Iraqi police. The U.S. has already begun to transfer control of security operations to Iraqi civilians, but several military experts predict thousands of additional troops will still be required after 2011 to ease the transition.

Michael Gordon covers military affairs for our partner, The New York Times, and has written extensively about the future of American efforts in Iraq.


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