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August 31, 2010: Iraq
From the Oval Office, President Obama called the end of the combat mission in Iraq a "historic moment," noting that it "comes at a time of great uncertainty for many."

August 31, 2010

A look at Iraq
The United States' combat role in Iraq formally ended August 31, although thousands of U.S. forces will remain in advisory and reconstruction roles. President Obama marked the date with a prime-time address.

Around this date, take a look at some aspects of the Iraq war's past, the present state of Iraq and opinions of what the future might hold for the country.  


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