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Trump orders withdrawal of thousands of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq

Trump orders withdrawal of thousands of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq

President Donald Trump has issued orders to withdraw thousands of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by the year-end. This comes even as the Pentagon warned that a hasty withdrawal of troops will not be in America’s best interests. Under the new withdrawal plan, the US will reduce troops from 4,500 to 2,500 in Afghanistan and 3,000 to 2,500 in Iraq.

Josh 2 months

No fan of Trump but I salute him for this. It will, as McConnell says, be a humiliating defeat but one Obama should have accepted a decade ago (or Bush before that). It would have saved American, Iraqi and Afghan lives.

Tommy 2 months

Forgive me if I'm skeptical. Obama promised drawdown in his 08 and 12 campaigns (or outright endings) and we saw surges and plans for permanent presence. Trum tried to withdraw and the democrats blocked him. Now that Biden looks like he's going to be in power does anyone think we are going to leave Afghanistan or Iraq? Considering he has voted in favor of sending troops to combat every chance he's gotten.

John W
John W 2 months

CNN story calls him a dictator for bringing troops home. New Pentagon chief hires adviser who wants quick withdrawal from Afghanistan The sources said the effort may be because Esper and his team were pushing back on a premature withdrawal from Afghanistan that would be carried out before the required conditions on the ground were met, and other pending security issues. "This is scary, it's very unsettling," one defense official told CNN. "These are dictator moves."

saad 2 months

The Pentagon will 'comply ' and withdraw the troops. Then they will replace them with 'security advisers '. The Military Industrial Complex is not an easy monster to tame.

Skeptic 2 months

Biden should thank him and finish the job if Trump doesn't.

Alex 2 months

I mean if Biden is elected he’ll reverse this decision.

Biden is Your Choice?
Biden is Your Choice? 2 months

Doing what Obama lied about saying he'd do. President Trump is one of the few Presidents that has followed through on a bunch of what he promised he'd do.

John W
John W 2 months

Biden's prowar cabinet, defence contractors and war hawks. Biden says he told foreign leaders "America is back" (to war) "I'm letting them know that America is back. We're going to be back in the game," Phoney leftist will cheer,👏🍻🥂🎆 like they did under Obama. Were back to war baby! ht//s://www.washingtonpost/com/busi/ess//02//1//07/biden-defense-spen/ing/ ‘Our industry knows Joe Biden really well’: Defense contractors unconcerned as Biden clinches victory ht//s://nypost/com//02//1//13/diplomat-says-officials-misled-trump-on-troop-count-in-s/ria/ Retiring diplomat says defense officials misled Trump on troop count in Syria Trump purges warmongers from the pentagon democrats panic. ht//s://yout/.be/w5UD7VTYo1E

Katse Kubeb
Katse Kubeb 2 months

War is peace?

Aaron 2 months

I don’t think after 19 years anyone could call this a hasty withdrawal and keep a straight face. Sad part is both dems and republicans are voicing opposition to this. Gotta keep the war machine rolling I guess...

Jerry 2 months

I see this app does not like factual historic answers. It seems real answers get erased.

Young Conservative
Young Conservative 2 months

And then they'll be sent right back and probably doubled come 20th of January should biden win

Martin 2 months

I call BS. Not happening. Another of Trumps endless tirades. Liar in Chief.

Qyonge 2 months


MyVoice 2 months

Can’t see how this is a good thing when the master plot for 9/11 originated in Afghanistan. When the taleban take over it becomes a home for other extremists to plot and launch attacks.

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 2 months

I'm totally for it but....why? The man does absolutely nothing that doesn't benefit him somehow.

Jon 2 months

This is what the hawks deserve for lieing to POTUS. Next time speak up.

MrLoseddos 2 months

This is a good thing!

ben 2 months

Excellent move. Make Biden and the Pentagon explain to the American People any "re-deployments" they must make after he takes (ha ha) office...

Mark East
Mark East 2 months

That is the right thing to do I'm sure the military industrial complex is having a fit

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