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Army Capt. Christopher Drescher

U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment patrol a new ditch they have dug to protect the base from attack on July 19, 2011 in Iskandariya, Babil Province Iraq (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

All U.S. Troops Will Leave Iraq By End Of The Year; Tri-State Area Reacts

The withdrawal would end eight years of U.S. involvement in Iraq. More than 4,400 American military members have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in 2003.

10/21/2011