US: No Decision Yet On US Troops Levels In Iraq

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Defense officials are seeking to minimize reports that Iraqi leaders have asked that 5,000 U.S. troops remain in the country after the end of the year, saying negotiations are moving ahead but aren't finished.

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, a spokesman for U.S. Forces-Iraq, says the key question is what missions the troops would be doing if they remain. He says no decisions have been made. The two sides have been at odds over whether American troops would continue to have sufficient legal protections, an issue the U.S. considers a potential deal-breaker.

Published reports in Iraq Wednesday suggested that the Iraqis had requested that 5,000 U.S. forces remain as trainers.

Obama administration officials have said they are considering leaving 3,000 to 5,000 troops for an Iraqi training mission.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 04:36 PM
    Have we ever left a country we occupied?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    America is a country with free speech !!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    Let Iraq goverment manage there own problems now. Americans should no longer be there!!!
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 131621748 - kktv.com/a?a=131621748
Gray Television, Inc.