U.S. Troops Leave Iraq: Rocky Road Ahead for Both Countries

Eight years and four tours of duty later, Sgt. First Class Larry D. Green Jr. left Iraq for the final time this week. "The joy is knowing this is a one-way trip," Green, 33, said. "It feels good to be out. ... As we crossed the border I smiled to myself. I said, 'I made it through to the end.'" Nine years after a contentious, multibillion-dollar war, the United States is closing its bases in Iraq and bringing back combat troops. The U.S. withdrawal has caused rejoicing in both countries, even...Full Story
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