While President Bush meets overseas with leaders in the Middle East, leaders here in the Coastal Empire discussed the future of local troops in Iraq.
Monday afternoon, the Third Infantry Division's assistant division commander for maneuver, Brig. Gen. James Huggins, spoke to the Savannah Rotary Club and the Savannah DeSoto Hilton.
General Huggins thanked the Coastal Empire community for continued support and updated rotary club members on the ongoing mission in Iraq.
He says the military's primary goal is to carry out the original objectives ordered by the president.
"A lot of people have this misconception the soldiers want out," Huggins told WTOC. "I can tell you from firsthand experience, on multiple rotations, we have invested a tremendous amount and we would like to see the war end, but it needs to be the right end."
Huggins says the Third Infantry Division will be heading back to Iraq in small segments after the New Year.