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What Iraq Pullout Means to the Budget

Ending the war in Iraq is a major step toward putting the United States on a more sustainable fiscal path, write Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.

On Friday, President Obama announced that the United States would withdraw its forces from Iraq by the end of the year. In doing so, he followed through on his 2008 campaign promise to end the senseless and needless war in Iraq.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Former Senior Fellow

Alex Rothman

Policy Analyst