Friday, December 21, 2007

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Offers Hope Of U.S. Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

About Photo: Pentagon Press Conference - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates conducts a press conference with Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon, Friday, December 21, 2007.
DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

Defense Secretary Robert Gates held out hope Friday that U.S. forces in Iraq could continue a steady decline next year if security keeps improving — leaving 100,000 by year end. But he did not rule out a small uptick in U.S. troops in Afghanistan...
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