Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 12/15/11 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
Panetta formally shuts down US war in Iraq
Panetta leads ceremony marking formal end of America's deadly, divisive war in Iraq
By The Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) ' The U.S. military has formally shut down the war in Iraq, officially retiring the flag of U.S. Forces-Iraq.

Troops lowered the flag and wrapped it in camouflage, formally "casing" it, according to Army tradition.

The ceremony was attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who told troops they leave Iraq with "lasting pride."



Panetta said veterans of the nearly nine-year conflict can be "secure in knowing that your sacrifice has helped the Iraqi people to cast tyranny aside."

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, also spoke at the ceremony at Baghdad International Airport.


Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines