The Iraq War is Officially Over

U.S. officials formally shut down the Iraq war with a simple Dec. 15 flag ceremony that contrasted starkly with the 'shock and awe' launch of the bloody and costly conflict. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta joined other U.S. diplomatic, military and defense officials at Baghdad International Airport in the symbolic service to end a war that began on March 20, 2003. Read more at


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