Pentagon prepares for new military talks with Iraq
WASHINGTON - January 30, 2012 (WPVI) -- A top Pentagon official says the Obama administration expects to begin talks soon with Iraq on how to arrange a long-term security relationship.
Michele Flournoy (floor-noy), the top policy aide to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, said in an interview that the talks are expected to start in a month or two.
The U.S. military completed its troop withdrawal in December. Unresolved is the question of what U.S.-Iraqi security ties will look like in the future, and whether Iraq can defend itself without more robust military assistance.
Flournoy spoke to reporters last week; she's stepping down from her post Friday.
washington, d.c., pentagon, iraq, national/world
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