August 2010
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);8/23/2010, Vol. 191 Issue 4922, p14
The article reports that U.S. Army General Raymond Odierno says that local security forces of Iraq will be prepared for the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, but the U.S. troops could return to combat operations if required. Odierno says that the Iraqi forces can already provide internal security though it would still need help from U.S. troops for training and logistics. It reports that U.S. President Barack Obama plans to make a speech about the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq.


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