Troops, tanks, and weapons have begun to make their way back to the United States.
By December 31 America will end its eight year war Iraq.
"It was very hard to get information, not impossible, but really hard," Anne Barrels NPR war correspondent said."We walked in to the bombing campaign pretty ignorant about the country."
The report weaves the narratives of a war correspondent and an American colonel together to give a broader view on the bombing campaign and the fall of Baghdad.
NPR has broken the war down into event-based segments that will make the topic easier to listen to and easier to understand.