We all saw news coverage about the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. Now watch it in an entirely different light, through the lens of "60 Minutes" cameraman Chris Albert. Shooting with his Canon 5D, Albert hopped a ride with helicopters protecting the last combat brigade to leave Iraq. The men and women of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division made their three-day road trip to Kuwait, which the soldiers call "K-crossing," at a cruising speed of 45 mph and traveling mostly at night for safety.
Drawing down after eight years of war isn't something that happens overnight. Planning actually began in 2005, and the logistical responsibility fell to the Third Army. The amount of equipment pulled from the desert sands is staggering: 7, 000 tons of ammo, 44,000 shipping containers, 24,500 wheeled vehicles, and eventually 90,000 men and women who made up the US fighting forces. From their posts at the Pentagon and in Kuwait, the generals in charge of this high-octane move talked logistics with 60 Minutes Overtime.
Check out the largest movement of troops and material since World War II.