US Troop number are down to 132,000 from a high of 166,000 troops during the height of the surge in September 2007.
For the first time since the start of the war, American forces are withdrawing from Iraq’s cities, reducing their numbers and turning responsibility for security over to Iraqi forces.
On April 19th, 2009, Iraq’s Council of Representatives successfully elected Ayad al-Samaraie as its new speaker of parliament.
Operation Peace was an operation conducted by Coalition forces with Iraqi participation which cleared Sadr City of Shi'a militias.
On April 14, 2009, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will begin a new legislative session.
The parliament has learned how to use the power of the purse.
Highlights from a Capitol Hill briefing lunch hosted by ISW on February 12, 2009
The transfer of fiscal and command responsibility for the Sons of Iraq (SoI) program began in earnest on November 10, 2008.