KULR: Tester Calls For Firm Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says the Obama administration needs to follow through with a scheduled withdrawal of the 45,000-strong force from Iraq by December.

Tester said in a speech in the U.S. Senate that President Barack Obama needs to stick with the plan to pull out all troops except a small contingent needed for guarding embassies.

His comments Tuesday come amid reports that the administration is considering a proposal to leave up to 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq next year to train Iraqi forces. No formal proposal has been made to Congress.

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