Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. And Iraq Discuss The Future Role Of American Forces

U.S., Iraq Discuss Future Role of American Forces -- Wall Street Journal

BAGHDAD—U.S. and Iraqi leaders signaled Wednesday that the two governments are working toward expanding efforts for American forces to continue training and cooperating with Iraqi soldiers after completion of next month's troop withdrawal.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said there is "no doubt the U.S. forces have a role in providing training of Iraqi forces." Vice President Joe Biden, who arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday night to meet with Iraqi leaders and salute American troops as the war winds to a formal close, said the U.S. will provide security assistance to the Iraqis at Baghdad's request.

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More News On U.S. - Iraq Relations

Iraq Would Accept U.S. Soldiers as Trainers -- New York Times
Biden, Maliki hail ‘new phase’ in U.S.-Iraq relations -- Washington Post
After war in Iraq, Biden heralds new era of US involvement -- Christian Science Monitor
Biden says U.S. pullout brings new phase with Iraq -- Reuters
In Baghdad, Biden sees ‘new path’ after U.S. pullout -- Washington Times
Biden sees rosy U.S.-Iraq relationship -- UPI
VP Biden: US troop departure marks new beginning with Iraq; Sadrists protest his presence -- Washington Post/AP
Biden says US, Iraq in new phase as troops go -- AFP
Joint Statement Affirms Strong U.S.-Iraq Partnership -- US Department of Defense
After U.S. Troops Leave, What Happens To Iraq? -- NPR

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