Middle East

July 22, 2009

Report: Big cuts needed at huge Baghdad embassy built by Bush

The Bush administration's Iraq commitment led to the creation of the largest U.S. Embassy in the world, a $700 million complex in Baghdad with more than 1,800 employees. The complex was fully occupied only in January, but it's far more than is needed, given the U.S.'s declining role in the country, a new State Department report finds, and the U.S. needs to cut back dramatically.

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