Withdrawal, What Withdrawal?

May 1, 2009

Just in case you missed it in all of the media coverage of Britain’s “withdrawal” from Basra this week.

Just under 400 British military personnel will remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future…Among them are coalition headquarters staff, those training Iraqi officers outside Baghdad, and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines training their Iraqi counterparts in the south of the country: rebuilding an Iraqi Navy largely destroyed by the coalition in 2003 and 1991.


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