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Iraq: mission accomplished? (Part 2)
The last American combat troops have now left Iraq, 7-and-a-half years after the invasion which toppled Saddam Hussein. 50,000 'non-combat' troops remain to train the country's security forces and protect US facilities. They are due to leave in a year, but that will partly depend on whether the recent increase in violence intensifies, and whether Iraqi politicians could form a stable government.
Christopher DICKEY, Paris bureau chief, Newsweek
George MALBRUNOT, Senior correspondent, Le Figaro, Ex-hostage in Iraq
Myriam BENRAAD, Reseach fellow on Middle-East, CERI – Sciences Po
Richard WEITZ, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute
Programme prepared by Yi Song and Charlotte Oberti.