December 19, 2011
The Iraq War is finished. But for soldiers who fought there, and for journalists who covered the bloodiest battles, closure is yet to come.
Michael Ware with a member of the Iraqi Army in 2005., Franco Pagetti / VII
December 17, 2011
Just moments ago, the final troops crossed the border into Kuwait, marking the official end of the American war in Iraq. Iraqis are now in charge of their country; whether that will be to continue building a democracy, to splinter back into sectarian violence, or to welcome another country in to fill the vacuum remains to be seen.