The last U.S. troops today pulled out of Iraq, ending a war of nearly nine years but leaving the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The last U.S. troops today pulled out of Iraq, ending a war of nearly nine years but leaving the OPEC country facing the continued threats of a Sunni Islamist insurgency, rival Shi'ite militias and foreign meddling, and overspill from Syria. The government is also in dispute with the semi-autonomous Kurdish region over oil and territory.