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Is Obama withdrawing too quickly from Iraq?

By Matthew Partridge  

President Obama’s deadline for American combat operations to end in Iraq will expire at the end of this month, with the number of troops being reduced to 50,000 in preparation for an eventual withdrawal by the end of 2011. Despite the number of troops being cut by nearly two-thirds from their peak, the level of violence in Iraq remains relatively low.

According to the monitoring organisation Iraq Body Count, civilian causalities in…

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