U.S. military lowering American flag in Baghdad

The United States military is lowering the American flag in Baghdad today as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta officially ends the nearly nine-year war in Iraq. The flag will be retired during a ceremony,

News 12 Staff

Dec 15, 2011, 8:37 PM

Updated 4,507 days ago

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U.S. military lowering American flag in Baghdad
The United States military is lowering the American flag in Baghdad today as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta officially ends the nearly nine-year war in Iraq.
The flag will be retired during a ceremony, and the final troops will be heading back home by Dec. 31. Panetta says the war was worth the cost in blood and dollars because Iraq is on a path toward democracy.
U.S. troops first invaded the country in March 2003 and more than 4,000 soldiers were killed.


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