Debate continues to rage over US troop levels in Afghanistan. The military has requested tens of thousands of new troops. President Obama met with Iraq's Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, at the White House today.
To show the normalizing relationship between Iraq and the U.S., Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is visiting Washington. The Takeaway talks to Jim Muir, the BBC's Baghdad correspondent, and Alyssa Rubin, the former New York Times Baghdad bureau chief.
Many believe that Iraq's urban areas may destabilize after the U.S. troop departure. Joining The Takeaway is Nazar Janabi, former Director General for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, and Gary Solis, a retired marine who teaches military law at Georgetown.
Barack Obama's mid-campaign trip to the Middle East continues. He's now in Iraq where he will talk with U.S. military officials and Iraq's Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, who recently announced it's time to talk about a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal. Guest: Jim Muir, BBC News Middle East correspondent
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