Pres. Obama spoke with Congressional leaders tonight about his new plan for U.S. combat troops in Iraq. He'll unveil the entire strategy tomorrow when he visits Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. But we know some of the details already.
According to Congressional officials the new that plan calls for all U.S. combat troops to be out of Iraq within 19 months. That would be August 2010. That falls short of Mr. Obama's campaign promise of a withdrawal in 16 months.
The officials said at the White House meeting tonight, Obama also revealed to lawmakers that after combat troops are out he plans to keep a range of 35,000 to 50,000 support troops on the ground in Iraq.
CNN's Ed Henry will have the breaking details for you tonight. Then we'll dig deeper with CNN's Baghdad correspondent Michael Ware and CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen.
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