Panetta: Iraq was able to build effective armed forces capable of confronting the dangers
24/10/2011 01:00

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said: that Iraq is able to face any threats from Iran after the withdrawal of American troops late this year, Panetta, who is visiting Indonesia is part of an Asian tour that pointed out that Iraq was able to build up armed forces effectively unable to face the dangers of the extremists he said, adding that the United States will maintain substantial forces in the Gulf region after the withdrawal, in reference to the presence of 23 thousand U.S. troops in Kuwait alone