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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:33 PM
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U.S. military works to get troops home faster from Iraq
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Source: CNN

The U.S. military is ordering that soldiers crossing from Iraq into Kuwait be returned home at a faster rate, a move that comes as commanders work to break up a bottleneck of troops who have been pouring across the border ahead of a year-end deadline to withdraw, CNN has learned.

"The order is to have these soldiers off the ground in Kuwait as soon as possible," a military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN. The official, based in Kuwait, was not authorized to speak to the media.

"They don't want these soldiers sitting around here. They want them home."

The official did not immediately know whether the military was moving up or adding flights for troops from Kuwait.

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  -U.S. military works to get troops home faster from Iraq alp227  Nov-24-11 01:33 PM   #0 
  - This is the Iraq version of the last helicopters flying off the Saigon embassy roof in '75  Submariner   Nov-24-11 01:39 PM   #1 
  - I know we all oppose the iraq war here, i know i do.... but...  Muskypundit   Nov-24-11 03:11 PM   #3 
  - Bwahahaha!  avaistheone1   Nov-24-11 03:23 PM   #4 
  - As far as the middle east goes, yeah.  Muskypundit   Nov-24-11 04:45 PM   #5 
  - Stable is as stable does  Blandocyte   Nov-24-11 10:50 PM   #9 
  - The US was propping up a Catholic president who was not nice to the Buddists  Kolesar   Nov-24-11 05:00 PM   #6 
     - The U.S. (Reagan) was propping up a Sunni who was not nice to Shiites and Kurds  Submariner   Nov-24-11 06:39 PM   #7 
        - :miss:  Kolesar   Nov-24-11 07:31 PM   #8 
  - didn't george tell us he was a pilot ? How about him flying a  russspeakeasy   Nov-24-11 02:13 PM   #2 

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