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Trump Orders Huge Troop Movement

By Christian Datoc November 17th, 2020 | Image Source: Daily Caller

President Donald Trump will reportedly order an additional draw down of the United States’ military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq as early as this week.

The Department of Defense has already issued a “warning order” preparing Middle East commanders to reduce troop levels to 2,500 in both countries by January 15, two defense officials said Monday to CNN. Trump’s formal announcement is expected to follow later this week.

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 20: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) talks to reporters while hosting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (not pictured) and (2nd L-R) Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien in the Oval Office at the White House August 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

Neither the White House nor the Pentagon returned Daily Caller’s inquiries by press time. Monday’s report comes after Trump replaced a slew of senior Defense Department officials — including former Defense Secretary Mark Esper — with so-called Trump loyalists in an effort to end America’s “forever wars,” a longtime promise of the president.

Christopher Miller, the president’s recently installed acting Defense Secretary, claimed Friday that the U.S. is “on the verge of defeating al-Qaida and its associates, but we must avoid our pas strategic error of failing to see the fight through to the finish.

“This is the critical phase in which we transition our efforts from a leadership to supporting role,” he wrote. “All wars must end. Ending wars requires compromise and partnership. We met the challenge; we gave it our all. Now, it’s time to come home.”

The president previously expressed his desire to bring all U.S. troops in Afghanistan back stateside by Christmas 2020.

Author: Christian Datoc

Source: Daily Caller: REPORT: Trump To Order Additional Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan And Iraq Later This Week

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