The U.S. plans to cut its troop levels next year if the security situation in Iraq is stable. If the security situation is not stable, should the United States withdraw its troops anyway? Tarek Bazley of Al Jazeera English reports from Baghdad.
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For months, the Iraqi government and the U.S. have been sending the message that Iraq's security situation has steadily improved. But a new wave of violence has killed at least 48 people and injured 250. Douglas Ollivant discusses the continuing violence.
On Tuesday, American forces pulled out of Iraqi cities and towns and redeployed to military bases. Even as parades celebrated the milestone, a deadly attack took place in the northern city of Kirkuk. Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution discusses the withdrawal and what it may mean for the future of Iraq.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced an 18-month timetable for the withdrawal of most -- but not all -- American forces from Iraq on Friday