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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during a ceremony marking the end of the U.S. military engagement at the former U.S. Sather Air Base near Baghdad December 15, 2011
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Open quoteYou will leave with great pride, secure in knowing that your sacrifice has helped the Iraqi people to cast tyranny aside.Close quote

  • U.S. defense secretary, pays tribute to U.S. troops at a Baghdad flag-lowering ceremony to mark their official withdrawal from Iraq after eight and a half years
Photo: Mohammed Ameen / Reuters | Source: The Guardian