View Full Version : Iraq Troop Levels to Remain Constant

09-19-2006, 06:52 PM
19 September Washington Post - Iraq Troop Levels to Remain Constant, Abizaid Says (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/19/AR2006091900459.html) by Ann Scott Tyson and Bill Brubaker.

U.S. troop levels in Iraq will likely remain at the current number -- more than 140,000 -- through next spring, the senior U.S. commander in the Middle East said today.

Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of the U.S. Central Command, said current troops levels are needed because of the sectarian violence in Iraq, problems with the country's police force, and the slow progress that has been made in establishing an Iraqi government...