The U.S. military said U.S. troops in Iraq will be extended 10 years (Figure)
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China Daily AP: According to U.S. media reports, the Army Chief of Staff George – Casey at a press conference 26 suggest that the U.S. Pentagon is ready, the U.S. military in Iraq to extend the period in 10 years, according to Iraq withdrawal timetable signed, the U.S. military should withdraw from Iraq, all before the end of 2011.
this press conference by invitation only media and policy analysts from Washington think tanks can join. Casey said at the meeting, the world situation is still dangerous, unpredictable, the Pentagon must be prepared to fight a protracted war and keep Iraq and Afghanistan, the stability of two battlefield preparation. For this reason, Casey plans to the United States in Iraq, Afghanistan, extend the time between the two countries for 10 years, as the U.S. commitment to combating extremism and terrorism in the Middle East part of the mission.
In fact, in Iraq last year, the two countries have reached an agreement on U.S. withdrawal timetable. Under the agreement U.S. troops should be in before June 30 to withdraw all combat troops from the entire leave Iraq before the end of 2011. February 27, when he was running for president promised to end the war in Iraq as soon as Obama announced that the U.S. will be August 31 next year, withdraw most troops from Iraq, ending combat missions, before the end of 2011 to withdraw all remaining forces. Nevertheless, there are many senior U.S. officials that troops in Iraq may request an extension of time, the two countries signed the withdrawal agreement will need to be revised.
However, Casey said at the meeting that the war will last a long view of the Obama administration policy on Iraq and there is no conflict.
It is reported that, currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan were 139,000 and 5.2 million.
(Global Online: Wang Nina)