MagazineDec 23, 2011
US Military Leaves Iraq
On March 20th, 2003 George W Bush gave the order to invade the Iraq of Saddam Hussein. Eight years later Saddam is gone and so has the US Army. The last troops left Iraq in the past week. Does this mean the war is over? For the US servicemen and women it might be, but if that is the case for the Iraqi people remains to be seen. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook and Twitter or join our Flickr Group.
A contractor walks between trucks returned from Iraq to Camp Arafjan in Kuwait December 16, 2011. Vehicles which return from Iraq are scrapped or repaired, cleaned and shipped to Afghanistan or returned to the United States. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
Specialist Jason McIntyre smokes a cigarette as he stares at the emptiness of Camp Adder, the last United States base in the country, near Nasiriyah December 16, 2011. Picture taken December 16, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles line up to prepare before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder near Nasiriyah December 16, 2011. Picture taken December 16, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
The sun rises in front of a truck driving through Camp Adder near Nasiriyah December 16, 2011. Picture taken December 16, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
The sun sets behind an empty guard tower at Camp Adder near Nasiriyah, Iraq on December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Pool