U.S. OKs Military Reduction In Iraq
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has agreed to a significant reduction
of its plan to extend an American military presence in Iraq in 2012.
Officials said the Defense Department and Joint Chiefs of Staff have
agreed to reduce the number of U.S. troops proposed to remain in Iraq after
2011 from 20,000 to as little as 5,000. They said most of the proposed force
would consist of trainers, backed by security and logistics units.