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Negroponte: 'Iraq has elements needed' to succeed

By the end of the year the last 30,000 US troops will be packing up and shipping out of Iraq.

It is not exactly what Washington wanted - President Obama would have preferred to keep a small contingent of US forces in Iraq but Baghdad declined.

So with this long, painful chapter coming to an end, what is America leaving behind?

To discuss the country's future the BBC's Katty Kay was joined by John Negroponte, who served as US ambassador to Iraq from 2004 to 2005.

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