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U.S. troops can withdraw in 18 months – Iraq VP

Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi says U.S.-led coalition forces should be able to withdraw from his country in a year and half at the latest, a Japanese newspaper reported on Saturday. “Personally, I think Iraqi security forces will complete reforms and training in a year or a year and a half,” Hashemi was quoted as saying in an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun daily. “After that, the coalition troops will no longer be needed.” Full Story

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