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US Will Withdraw More Troops From Afghanistan and Iraq


What's Happening:

  • On Tuesday, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller announced that the US will withdraw 2,500 US troops from both Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan 15, 2021.

  • Currently, there are about 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 troops in Iraq.

  • The move comes after former Defense Secretary Mark Esper was fired last week. Esper was against a premature withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan until further conditions on the ground were met.

  • The draw down is consistent with President Trump's promises made earlier in the year to further reduce troops overseas.


Developing Story

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