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Topic - Babakar Zebari
Iraq's most senior military official warned Wednesday that the planned pullout of U.S. forces at the end of next year might be premature, as the White House said it was keeping to its schedule for removing troops from the war-torn country.
"What he's concerned about is the Iraqi military being able to defend the country's borders against an invasion," he said. "They live in a rough neighborhood."
"At this point, the withdrawal is going well, because they are still here," he added. "But the problem will start after 2011 … the politicians must find other ways to fill the void after 2011."