A timetable for Iraq? How does 2016 sound?

But commanders say that the news media is ignoring progress there.

Published July 17, 2006 4:34PM (EDT)

According to the Washington Times, U.S. war commanders who gathered for a closed-door conference in Fort Carson, Colo., earlier this year believe that "some level of American forces will be needed in Iraq until 2016." In the same story, the Times says that the commanders complained that the U.S. news media is ignoring progress in Iraq.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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