U.S. Cuts Troop Presence in Iraq

Headline Roundup September 10th, 2020

The U.S. military will reduce the number of troops in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 in the month of September. The announcement was made by the top U.S. general in the Middle East, General Kenneth McKenzie.

The withdrawal is the first reduction of U.S. forces, sent to assist and advise Iraq in the fight against ISIS, since 2016.

U.S. Cuts Troop Presence in Iraq

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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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From the Left
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National Defense, US Military, Middle East, Iraq, General Kenneth McKenzie

The top U.S. general in the Middle East on Wednesday confirmed plans for partial troop drawdowns in both Iraq and Afghanistan before the Nov. 3 election, as President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill a campaign promise to end America's "endless wars."

Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said early Wednesday that the U.S. plans to cut the troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September. Speaking to a handful of reporters later, McKenzie provided additional details about the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, noting...

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From the Right
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National Defense, US Military, Middle East, Iraq, General Kenneth McKenzie

The United States will withdraw over 2,000 troops from Iraq this month, roughly half of its troop presence, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday.

In a long awaited move that works toward President Trump’s goal of getting America out of “endless wars,” forces will be cut from 5,200 to 3,000, Marine General Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, announced during a visit to Iraq.

U.S. forces invaded Iraq in 2003 and withdrew in 2011 only to return in 2014 after the Islamic State group...

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