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Defense / NATIONAL SECURITY

What an Army Withdrawal Looks Like—PICTURES

December 25, 2011

The war in Iraq has officially ended for the United States, but the logistical component of the withdrawal will go on until at least March. Here are scenes from the drawdown. 

(RELATED: Iraq War has Ended But Logistical Battle Still Underway)

A U.S. service member gestures as she begins her journey home at Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, Nov. 1, 2011.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division salute during a reenlistment ceremony for Staff Sgt. Brant Smith, from Dothan, Ala., while preparing to depart in the last convoy from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, on Dec. 17, 2011, near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2010, trucks transport U.S. military Humvees, MRAPs and other vehicles recently arrived from Iraq at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. At the time, the number of U.S. troops in Iraq had fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Obama, the American military said in a statement. The number was a watershed -- American forces would no longer conduct combat operations in the country but were instead to train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations, if asked for by the Iraqis.  (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

 

The sun sets over an empty staging area in Camp Adder which is the departure point for the last U.S. military convoy to leave the country near Nasiriyah, Iraq on Dec. 17, 2011.(AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)

A U.S. Army soldier transfers equipment near military armored vehicles are ready to be shipped out of Iraq at Camp Victory Complex.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

A soldier walks past military armored vehicles ready to be shipped out of Iraq at Camp Victory Complex in Baghdad on Nov. 7, 2011, which was set to close.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

 
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