U.S. Drawdown in Iraq Proceeding as Planned, Obama Says

August 2, 2010  |  

(CNN) — The Obama administration’s planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is proceeding “as promised” and should lead to an end of America’s combat mission there by the end of August, President Obama said Monday. Plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to 50,000 by the end of this month are on schedule, Obama told the national convention of Disabled American Veterans. At that point, the U.S. mission will shift to the training and support of Iraqi security forces.

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