The United States currently has about 155,000 troops in Iraq, and they are being reduced by about 5,000 a month. Military commanders want to halt that reduction this summer to assess whether they can control the situation with fewer troops.
SOURCE: Defense Department | The Washington Post - January 31, 2008
U.S. Commanders in Iraq Favor Pause in Troop Cuts Article | BAGHDAD, Jan. 30 -- Senior U.S. military commanders here say they want to freeze troop reductions starting this summer for at least a month, making it more likely that the next administration will inherit as many troops in Iraq as there were before President Bush announced a "surge" of forces a y...