The U.S. military is continuing its withdrawal from Iraq following 8 years of war, in one of the biggest redeployments of American troops since World War II.
The army is expecting to meet President Obama’s goal of getting the American soldiers home by Christmas. Only 8,000 troops remain on just five American bases - down from more than 500 bases at the war's height.
With most of the heavy machinery and cooking supplies already dispatched to Kuwait and back to the U.S., the remaining American soldiers are living off bottled water and pre-packaged MREs on their way out of the country.
“There were a lot of amenities offered by the installation. All of that is gone,” one American soldier told Al-Jazeera English. “There’s no Taco Bell, no Burger King,”
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So how does the U.S. redeploy a massive army that once numbered 170,000 troops with equipment? And how much does it cost?
Here's a look at some of the numbers: