Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Iraq - The third, fourth, fifth, and seventh largest forces, in what is now seen as the US's coalition of the crumbling, have begun withdrawing from Iraq, or plan to do so by the end of the year. The third largest force is Italy, with just over 3,000 troops, fourth is Poland with an already scaled down 1700, fifth and seventh, who have already begun phased withdrawals, are Ukraine with 1600 troops and the Netherlands with about 800. Presently there are about 150,000 US and only 8600 British troops in Iraq.