There go the Brits.
Britain said Monday it will cut its forces in Iraq by 10 percent — a reduction of about 800 troops — by May because Iraqi security forces are becoming more capable of handling security. Defense Secretary John Reid said Britain’s commitment to the Iraqi people “remains total.”
Reid said the country is not at the stage “where whole provinces could be taken under the responsibility of Iraqi security forces.
Britain had 46,000 military personnel in Iraq during combat operations in March and April 2003. That dropped to 18,000 in May 2004, and to 8.500 at the end of 2005.