December 12, 2011 U.S. combat troops will soon be out of Iraq completely. But in a meeting with President Obama Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said a continued presence in his country is essential. The two sides pledged to maintain strong ties, but nagging concerns about security and neighboring Iran remain.
December 11, 2011 For many U.S. troops leaving Iraq, a U.S. base south of Baghdad, is the last stop they make before rolling into Kuwait and heading home. As the Dec. 31 deadline for the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq approaches, soldiers reflect on the end of their war.
November 29, 2011 Tim Arango, the Baghdad bureau chief for The New York Times, shares personal stories from his time covering the war, including how he tracked down the subject of a famous photograph. He also talks about what the U.S. troop withdrawal means for the future of Iraq — and what will happen after the troops are gone.