"Just another tidbit of Easter European reaction to President Obama's missile defense decision, to drop Bush-era plans for a missile shield with radar based in the Czech Republic and missiles based in Poland: a news headline (not an op-ed) on page 1 of major Czech newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes today read 'There Will Not Be Radar. Russia Won.'"
Schedule of USF-I Troop Withdrawal from Iraq, 6/25/2011–12/31/2011
"At the peak of the conflict in Iraq, the U.S. military had more than 150,000 troops deployed throughout the country. As of September 30, 2011, the United States had obligated $26.00 billion, and expended $24.86 billion for programs and projects to develop the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Since the start of Operation New Dawn on September 1, 2010, the U.S. Forces-Iraq (USF-I) has transitioned 50 bases to Iraqi control, and it is continuing to draw down the number of U.S. troops present in the country. As of September 30, 2011, approximately 43,500 U.S. troops were operating in Iraq with the interim mission to advise, train, assist, and equip the ISF; conduct targeted counterterrorism operations; and protect ongoing U.S. civilian and military activities. ... Under the existing terms of the U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement of 2008, ... the U.S. military mission in Iraq will end on December 31, 2011. For a timeline of U.S. troop withdrawal, see Figure 4.5."