President Bush spoke at a meeting of the Iraq Study Group at the White House. Under a proposal by Democrats, a small contingent of US troops would be kept in Iraq to train local forces so they can take control of their own country.

Democrats set to call for phased pullout

Congressional debate on war enters 2d week

By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / June 19, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats, seizing on public discontent over the war in Iraq, will offer legislation this week calling for a phased withdrawal of troops from Iraq and a shifting of forces to other nations, where supporters say American soldiers will be less likely to come under attack. (Full article: 891 words)

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