Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Bush Announces Troop Withdrawals from Iraq, Increases in Afghanistan

Today President Bush gave a speech at National Defense University announcing that the U.S. will withdraw 8,000 American troops from Iraq by February 2009. You can read a full transcript of the speech at the White House's website. He also discussed plans to increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, explaining that some troops that were to be deployed to Iraq will now be deployed to Afghanistan.

In his speech President Bush discussed how the war has progressed in Iraq. You can read more about stability and security in Iraq by going to the Department of Defense's web page, "Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq." For more information on military action in Iraq, note that there is an official, multinational website providing specifics about Operation Iraqi Freedom.

If you need more resources about the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, see our subject guides on Terrorism Resources (this page contains specific sections focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan) or Military Information Resources and Periodicals. We also offer country pages containing links to government websites for Iraq and Afghanistan.

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