Status Report on the Transition to a Civilian-Led Mission in Iraq, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, October 12, 2011 [open pdf - 1MB]
From the opening statement of John F. Tierney: "We are now ready to enter the next stage of our efforts in Iraq. In 2008, the Bush administration agreed to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. The Obama administration has tried to stick to that agreement and indicates that it is on track to meet that deadline. I think that is what we will explore here today. The State Department has been charged with the responsibility for supporting the stability and development of Iraq once the military has left. Now the task is to make sure that our military's efforts are not squandered and that Iraq's fragile stability is not lost." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John F. Tierney, Jason Chaffetz, Mike Quigley, Patrick F. Kennedy, and Alan F. Estevez.
Serial No. 112-108
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