U.S. servicemen line up to board a bus as they begin their journey home at Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 1. The U.S. has promised to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year as required by a 2008 security agreement between Washington and Baghdad. Some 39,000 U.S. troops are scheduled to clear out along with their equipment. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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After U.S. Troops Leave, What Happens To Iraq?

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The Predator drones flying over Afghanistan and Pakistan are variants of this MQ-9 Reaper. Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt/U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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War By Remote Control: Drones Make It Easy

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Marine's Life Forever Altered By War

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A U.S. Marine pushes a child on a swing in southern Afghanistan on March 4. After a decade of nation-building in Afghanistan, and nearly as long in Iraq, the U.S. appears to be losing it appetite for such efforts. Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Getting Turkey To The Troops

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Panetta Addresses Iraq Troop Withdrawal On The Hill

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Changed By War, Family Relieved By Troop Removals

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Roundup Of Saddam Loyalists Stokes Sectarian Fears

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Coming Home From Iraq: Military Community Responds

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U.S. Troop Immunity A Sticking Point In Iraq Talks

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Obama's Iraq Announcement And The GOP Race

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U.S. Troops To Leave Iraq, But Questions Remain

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How Do Iraqis Feel About The Troop Withdrawal?

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Saturday begins the 11th year in the war in Afghanistan, and a new poll shows that veterans and the general public have different views on war, the value of military service — and even patriotism.

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Veterans, Civilians Don't See Eye To Eye On War

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