America’s military strategy in Iraq was thrown into confusion Monday as the Pentagon admitted a letter from a general informing the Iraqi government of an imminent US troop pullout was sent by “mistake.”
US to deploy about 750 troops immediately to the Middle East: Mark Esper.
The Pentagon is looking into reducing or even withdrawing US troops from West Africa, part of a worldwide redeployment of military forces, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
Among the prominent reasons given for the troubled bilateral ties is Washington demanding more financial contribution from South Korea as the cost for hosting US troops.
Trump says the US is sending armed soldiers to the southern border.
South Korea disclaims Trump’s comment to pay $500 million to maintain US troops.
President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq.
Donald Trump has said he wants the US military out of Syria. That would be a fatal misstep, writes Kersten Knipp.