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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Only 8,000 U.S. Troops Left In Iraq
After nearly nine years of war, the U.S. is getting out of Iraq. Just 8,000 troops remain at five bases, down from 170,000 spread out over more than 500 bases in 2007. All will leave by the end of the month.
CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod met some of them at Camp Kalsu, and found their work is far from over.
At Camp Kalso Army base, 60 miles south of Baghdad, soldiers of the 1st Brigade, First Cavalry, are making their final checks. It won't be long now before they load up and move out.