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Trump’s Iraq Troop Draw-Down To Begin This Month, Top General Announces

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Previously the Trump administration said it would aim for a major troop reduction in Iraq by the time of the November election.

It appears that promise — part of the Trump campaign’s longtime pledge to “bring Americans home” from unnecessary “endless” foreign wars and occupations abroad — is on track to be delivered. Head of US CENTCOM, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, said while touring a US base in Iraq that troop numbers there will be cut down to 3,000 this month.

Current American troops levels are at about 5,200 — though we should note the tens of thousands of US contractors and other privatized personnel that remain there.

Trump's Iraq Troop Draw-Down To Begin This Month, Top General Announces
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