Monday, November 17, 2008

Iraqi Cabinet Approves U.S. Troop Withdrawal

On Sunday Iraq's cabinet gave its approval of a security agreement proposal calling for a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country by the end of 2011. The pact still requires approval by the Iraqi Parliament. You can read about this pact in the New York Times. The agreement, which is the result of Iraq's negotiations with the United States, also calls for new limitations on American combat operations in Iraq starting January 1 and requires that the U.S. military withdraw from urban areas by June 30.

The Government Publications Library posts a weekly list of the latest reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research agency of the U.S. Congress, and today I thought I'd tie the latest news on the Iraq war to some of the most recent CRS reports on the topic (just in case you haven't had time to check out every single report in our long CRS lists) . Some 2008 CRS reports about the Iraq war include "The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11," "Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security," and "Iraq: U.S. Casualties."

For additional resources about the conflict in Iraq, see our guide.

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