The announcement was greeted with worry in America , the Middle East and NATO…..
In Afghanistan and Iraq….
The cuts will still leave troops in country….
But the cuts will cut half the number of troops in both places….
Several congressmen from both parties have expressed their displeasure with this….
The generals’ in the Pentagon ere NOT happy with these marching orders no matter what fill-in Defense Sec Miller says…
It is unknown off the whole number of about 5,000 troops will actually be out of country by the January 15 deadline….
We have heard nothing from Biden & Co who will be in charge in 64 days….
“We owe this moment to the many patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice and our comrades who carry forward their legacy,” acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller said at the Pentagon.
Miller said the military will carry out Trump’s orders in both countries by Jan. 15, with troop numbers reduced from about 5,000 to 2,500 in Afghanistan and from about 3,000 to 2,500 in Iraq. Even with the president’s repeated calls over the years to bring American troops home, the United States remains entangled in the wars in the closing weeks of the Trump administration….
America has had troop’s leave contested area’s , only to have to send MORE troops back to deal with things more than once….
These military ops in the Middle East HAVE BEEN going on for almost 20 years….
“You break it?…..You own it….”