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Iraqis Cautious Ahead Of Major U.S. Troop Drawdown

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Iraqis Cautious Ahead Of Major U.S. Troop Drawdown

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Iraqis Cautious Ahead Of Major U.S. Troop Drawdown

Iraqis Cautious Ahead Of Major U.S. Troop Drawdown

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The U.S. will formally declare an end to its combat mission in Iraq at the end of this month. Just 50,000 troops will remain in the country while the U.S. prepares a full withdrawal.

So how do Iraqis feel about the impending drawdown?

Nada Naji, an Iraqi who works at NPR's bureau in Baghdad, talks to Renee Montagne about her personal security concerns.

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Deb Amos about her interviews with Iraqi refugees living outside the country, and whether they will be less likely to return home as the occupation winds down.