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Iraq After America
The last American troops left Iraq in December 2011. When they crossed the Kuwaiti border, they left Iraq in a state of dysfunction that would grow progressively worse over the ensuing years until the Iraqi Army would find itself fighting a war against Sunni extremists on the very borders of Baghdad. In those first days after the Americans left, some were cautiously optimistic. Others knew exactly what to expect.