Renamed Combat Brigades Carry on in Iraq
In order to fulfill his promise to the American people that all U.S. combat units would be withdrawn from Iraq by August 31 of this year, President Barack Obama’s Department of Defense has simply altered the designation of brigades from “combat” to “advise and assist.” In truth, nearly 50,000 combat soldiers will remain in the country, having been regrouped into seven Advise and Assist Brigades, along with two National Guard infantry brigades being kept around “for security,” and two combat aviation brigades.
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