A smaller presence

The number of U.S. military bases in Iraq came down from a peak of more than 500 in 2007 during the surge to 86 at the end of last month. The majority of the remaining bases are expected to be handed over to the Iraqis by the end of this year.

The number of U.S. military bases in Iraq came down from a peak of more than 500 in 2007.

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