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President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight, formally ending the United States' combat role in Iraq.
The president, by all accounts, will be careful not to roll out the "Mission Accomplished" banner that dogged President George Bush for years.
More than 40,000 troops will remain in Iraq as trainers and advisers, though they are not supposed to be involved in direct military operations.
That's fine to say, but as long as they are wearing U.S. uniforms, they will be targets to some disgruntled Iraqi terrorists. U.S. casualties are no doubt on the decline, but Americans are afrai...