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Petraeus says the United States must reduce troop levels in Iraq "by about a year or so from now."

Published August 15, 2007 6:43PM (EDT)

Gen. David Petraeus, talking with reporters in Baghdad today about U.S. troop levels in Iraq: "We know that the surge has to come to an end, there's no question about that. I think everyone understands that by about a year or so from now we've got to be a good bit smaller than we are right now."

By Tim Grieve

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

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