6. March 24, 2003: Five U.S. Troops Are Captured As American Forces Hit Their First Setbacks
9. April 12, 2003: Security Deteriorates in Iraqi Cities As Americans Stand By
11. April 2003: Private Jessica Lynch, a POW, Is Reportedly Rescued By U.S. Troops, A Story Later Revealed To Be Wildly Exaggerated
13. May 1, 2003: George Bush Stands On An Aircraft Carrier And Declares And End To Major Combat Operations In Iraq
15. July 2003: U.S. Troop Deaths Continue To Rise As Public Approval Of The War Begins To Dip
16. October 2003: With Bush’s Approval Dipping, Americans Begins To Question Why The Intelligence Was So Wrong
18. April 2004: News of U.S. Troop Abuses Of Prisoners At Abu Ghraib Prison Comes To Light
20. June 29, 2004: The Hand Over Of Power To An Interim Iraqi Government Makes Iraq A Sovereign Nation Once More
23. February 2006: More Than 140 killed in Iraq In One Day, One Of The Deadliest Days Of The War
25. November 10, 2006: Bush Suffers A Massive Defeat In The 2006 Midterm Elections, The Next Day Donald Rumsfeld Is Fired
27. March 2007: Reports Show U.S. Soldiers Face Terrible Conditions At Walter Reed Hospital
29. January 11, 2007: President Bush Announces His Plan To Send 20,000 More Troops Into Iraq
31. April 9, 2008: General David Petraeus Says Progress Has Been Made To Curb Violence, Asks Slow Troop Withdrawal
32. August 19, 2010: The Last Combat Brigade Leaves Iraq, About 50,000 U.S. Troops Remain In The Country.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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