US cuts troop presence in Iraq as military expresses confidence in Iraqi security forces

Posted on AllSides September 10th, 2020
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National Defense, US Military, Middle East, Iraq, General Kenneth McKenzie

The U.S. is drawing down its military forces in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000, the top commander in the Middle East said Wednesday.

The move is in keeping with President Donald Trump's pledge to cut the number of U.S. military personnel deployed overseas.

"This reduced footprint allows us to continue advising and assisting our Iraqi partners in rooting out the final remnants of ISIS in Iraq and ensuring its enduring defeat," Gen. F. McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said in a speech in Baghdad.

McKenzie said...

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