Trump has ordered the Pentagon to pull thousands of American troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Trump has been trying to end the ongoing wars in the Middle East for years and has faced near-constant push back from the unelected ruling class in Washington, DC.
It’s going to be interesting to watch how Democrats and the media react to this. They have claimed to want this for years.
The Hill reports:
Trump orders Pentagon to pull 2,500 troops from Afghanistan and Iraq
President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to pull 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by mid-January, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced Tuesday.
The Defense Department will cut the number of troops in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 and the number of forces in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500 by Jan. 15, days before Trump is set to leave office.
“I am formally announcing that we will implement President Trump’s orders to continue our repositioning of forces” from Afghanistan and Iraq, Miller told reporters at the Pentagon.
Miller also said that Trump’s decision “is based on continuous engagement with his national security Cabinet for the past several months, including ongoing discussions with me and my colleagues across the United States government.”
It looks like this is going to happen.
The Pentagon announces U.S. troops in Afghanistan & Iraq will be reduced to 2,500 respectively by January, 15th 2021
— Kambree (@KamVTV) November 17, 2020
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 17, 2020
This is the right thing to do.
The United States has already been in the region for way longer than anyone initially thought we would.