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Maj. Eric Tisland looks into the eyes of his son, Gabriel
Tisland, as his wife and the rest of his children greeted him home
to Ft. Carson, Colo., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. All U.S. troops will
definitely be home for the holidays, President Barack Obama
declared Friday, in his statement that the war in Iraq will be over
by years end. More than 4,400 members of the military have been
killed, and more than 32,000 have been wounded in the war that has
stretched more than eight years. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs
Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

US to pull out of Iraq, Afghanistan

By Kelly Bauer | October 23, 2011

The war is over - almost. In an announcement Friday, President Barack Obama said almost every troop in Iraq will be withdrawn by Dec. 31. About 150 of the 39,000 troops will remain to assist in arms sales, according to CNN. This mass withdrawal of troops...

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