Boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Takeaway
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Later this morning President Bush will speak at the National Defense University about the status of troops in Iraq, and possibly Afghanistan. The speech comes on the heels of a review of Iraq plans by General David Petraeus, who has been the theater commander in Iraq since January, 2007. (General Petraeus has recently been nominated to head U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and confirmed by the Senate.) The Takeaway spoke about Iraq plans with Lt. Col. Nathan Freir (Ret), who has served in Iraq under General Ray Odierno, the man who will be assuming command of Iraqi forces once Petraeus leaves. Guest: Nathan Freier, Lt. Col U.S Army (retired)
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