Iraq: Days Before The Drawdown
President Obama ordered the United States military to reduce troops in Iraq to 50,000 by the end of August, 2010. His plan entailed a large drawdown of American forces as the offical combat mission in Iraq came to and end. As of September, the Iraqi goverment was to take over the military responsibility of it's country. These images are from the last weeks before the official transition of power was to take place.