Iraq War Ends: American Troops Come Home

The biggest U.S. military withdrawal since WWII.
1:05 | 12/17/11

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The American troops coming home after nearly nine years of war almost 4500 US military lost lives the final American forces will be out overnight. ABC's Dick -- and is in Baghdad this evening reporting on the final exit -- David the massive withdraw from Iraq is the military's largest movement since World War II. Americans are leaving by plane they've been leaving by box there even beaten by jet. At the peak of the war there were 505. US bases here that was down to 47 in August tonight it is one. US has had to sell or -- five and a half million pieces of equipment everything from heavy machinery to humvees. For a Rockies there's a palpable sense of anxiety tonight it is not a country at war anymore but it's not a peace either. No one knows whether the army or police can guarantee security. And there are tremendous political tensions as well but all Iraqis seem to agree on one thing. But they have suffered through so much violence they will never let those dark days return.

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