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Obama unveils Iraq pullout plan

Combat operations to end in 18 months Backed by McCain, but some Democrats irked

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By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / February 28, 2009

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WASHINGTON - After nearly six years of war and 4,300 US military deaths, President Obama declared yesterday that combat operations in Iraq will end in 18 months and that most US troops will head home by then - but that the vast majority of the 142,000 troops now on the ground will stay through the end of this year to ... (Full article: 1320 words)

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