Sunday, August 31, 2008

U.S. Troop Cuts In Iraq

The top U.S. Commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, talks to Iraqi police and army commanders during a patrol with the Second Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Muqdadiyah, in the Diyala province July 26, 2008. Sunni Islamist al Qaeda has sought to stoke tensions in Iraq's ethnically and religiously mixed northern cities, such as Diyala and Mosul, after military campaigns pushed its militants out of former strongholds in western Anbar province and Baghdad.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Source: Petraeus Submitted Report On Troop Cuts -- Yahoo News/AP

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, has given his military superiors and Defense Secretary Robert Gates his initial recommendation on when to resume a U.S. troop withdrawal and at what pace, a senior military officer close to the process said Friday.

The officer, who spoke to The Associated Press only on condition that he not be identified, said Petraeus was still analyzing the situation and had not yet submitted a final set of recommendations. That is expected to happen within the next week or so, but there is no firm deadline.

The officer would not provide any specifics of Petraeus' initial recommendation. He was granted anonymity because of the sensitivity of Petraeus' deliberations and because they are not completed.

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More News On U.S. Troop Cuts In Iraq

Petraeus Submitted Preliminary Iraq Report, Military Officer Says -- FOX News
Petraeus submits plan to withdraw troops from Iraq -- China View
Petraeus submits Iraq pullout plan -- Press TV

My Comment: This is just an initial report, and a leaked one at that. We should wait for the final report when it is released next month.

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