Early this morning (Thursday, December 15th, 2011) a ceremony called "Casing the Colors" was held in Iraq as the official ending to the nine-year mission. Yesterday at Fort Bragg, President Obama announced that all troops will be leaving Iraq.

Since October when President Obama stated that no solider would be left in Iraq after the end of 2011 -- the military has been working diligently to remove all equipment and troops from Iraq. By the end of the weekend more than 2,300 troops are expected to be on plane home.

[The Atlantic]