Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey applaud during the signing ceremony of the hand over of command agreement in Baghdad

 
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey applaud during the signing ceremony of the hand over of command agreement in Baghdad
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (L) and U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey applaud during the signing ceremony of the hand over of command agreement at the Ministry of Defence in Baghdad, September 7, 2006. The United States handed over formal command of the Iraqi army to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, a significant step towards the withdrawal of about 150,000 U.S.-led foreign troops. REUTERS/Ali Jasim (IRAQ)