Trump Orders 2,200 Troops to Leave Iraq

The United States will reduce the troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 during the month of September.

According to Fox News:

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East announced in Baghdad Wednesday that 2,200 U.S. troops will withdraw from Iraq by the end of this month.

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie made the announcement alongside the Iraqi Minister of Defense as a sign that the troop reduction decision was made in consultation with the government of Iraq.

“The United States has decided to reduce our troop presence in Iraq from about 5,200 to 3,000 troops during the month of September,” McKenzie said.

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The withdrawal announcement Wednesday was a coordinated effort between the Pentagon and President Trump, who has pledged to exit “endless wars.” Trump has hit Democratic opponent Joe Biden for his vote in favor of the Iraq War in 2002 as a member of the U.S. Senate and has campaigned on getting the U.S. military out of the Middle East.

President Trump said during his RNC acceptance speech at the White House, “unlike previous administrations, I have kept America out of new wars and our troops are coming home.”

The US has announced that troop levels in Afghanistan will be reduced to 4,000 to 5,000 from current levels.

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DawnieR
DawnieR
10 days ago

Bring them ALL back!!! INCLUDING the Troops on our Bases in countries around the world……costing Tax Payers BILLIONS a year!! Besides, we need PATRIOT Troops HERE to fight the Globalists within our country/government (aka LibTard Commie/Nazis)!! The UN-AMERICAN Troops that are in our Military need to be rooted out first! (Leave the Anti-American Military personal in what ever country they are stationed in!!!!!)
Bring AMERICANS Home!

Russ Remmert
Russ Remmert
10 days ago

bring my people home