Posted 27/07/2010 10:03 AM
Kandahar - Due to the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen to Iraq Tuesday, where will review plans for the withdrawal of U.S. forces and efforts to form a coalition government.
According to Agence France-Presse from Mullen is due to arrive in Baghdad after a two-day visit to Afghanistan where he was briefed on the progress in the ongoing war for the past nine years.
His visit to Iraq after two bombings that claimed lives of 21 people Monday in Karbala (south), while four people were killed in a suicide attack targeted offices of Al Arabiya.
He warned U.S. and Iraqi officials of the possibility of escalation of violence while negotiations ranged from place to form a government after more than four months on the legislative elections.
The Agency The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will meet with President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and top U.S. military commander General Ray Odierno, the officials said.
77500 deployed U.S. troops in Iraq, but it is scheduled to withdraw all combat troops by the first of September that there are still a force of 50 000 training component and extension pull out by December 2011.
So all "combat" troops out by first of Sept. 2010
All "training" troops out by the end of Dec. 2011.....well hope the iraq's can start learning FAST!!! Because training them could take "years" they way arab's think!