BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 15: US Defense Secretary, Leon E. Panetta speaks after the United States Forces- Iraq flag was retired during a casing ceremony signifying the departure of United States ... more 
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 15: US Defense Secretary, Leon E. Panetta speaks after the United States Forces- Iraq flag was retired during a casing ceremony signifying the departure of United States troops from Iraq at the former Sather Air Base on December 15, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. United States forces are scheduled to entirely depart Iraq by December 31, there are currently around 4,000 troops remaining in Iraq. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) less 
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