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An End to The War In Iraq

President Obama said Friday in a speech to the American people, “By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end,” reported the Wall Street Journal. President Obama laid out his plan to remove over two-thirds of the troops in Iraq by the end of the summer in 2010. This will change the mission in Iraq from combat to a more limited set of missions. He then plans to have all remaining troops removed from Iraq by December 2011. According to the New York Times, there will be a shift from troops in Iraq to Afghanistan, because Afghanistan has become increasingly more volatile.