US cuts troops in Iraq on Trump pledge to stop 'endless wars'
US cuts troops in Iraq on Trump pledge to stop 'endless wars'

Washington (AFP) – The US announced a sharp cut Wednesday to troop numbers in Iraq, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor his pledge to halt the country’s “endless wars” overseas, with just two months to go until the election.The move, reducing the Pentagon’s footprint in Iraq from 5,200 military personnel to just 3,000, and an expected parallel announcement on Afghanistan, comes as Trump strives to cast himself as a peacemaker as he fights an uphill battle to stay in power. General Kenneth McKenzie, the head of the US military’s Central Command, said during an event in Baghdad that the dec…

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