February 27, 2009
Posted: 1350 GMT
We'll be airing U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at camp LeJeune in North Carolina at the top of I-Desk today, in which he'll be detailing his administration's plans to pull back the number of American troops in Iraq.
President Obama is expected to announce that the United States will withdraw the bulk of its 142,000 troops contingent by the summer of 2010.
The plan is expected to call for a maximum of 50,000 U.S. troops to remain in Iraq until the following year, in an advisory and training role.
What do you think of the president's plans? Is it time for the United States to hand over security to Iraqi forces or could this jeopardize the nation's fragile security gains?
Post your comment below. We may read some of your thoughts live at the International Desk.
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