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08-31-2010 19:04 BJT Special Report:The future of Iraq post-US withdrawal |

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The US combat mission in Iraq officially ends in less than 24 hours. The move is part of a promise US President Barack Obama made last year when he took office to end the war. Full Story>>

Now we are joined by Professor Fu Jun from Peking University to discuss the US troop pullout from Iraq.

Q1: The US military formally ends combat operations in Iraq on Tuesday. About 50-thousand soldiers will stay in the country, tasked mainly with countering terrorism and training Iraqi security forces. Do you think US troops can really say farewell to combat mission in that country and why?

Q2: The Iraqi war has been one of the US's most expensive wars. So far it has cost 1 trillion US dollars, claimed 4,400 US lives and killed more than 100-thousand Iraqi civilians since 2003. In your view, has the US achieved the goals it had when it launched the operation seven years ago?

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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