You are here

Trump plans to withdraw more U.S. troops from Iraq

Trump plans to withdraw more U.S. troops from Iraq --Troops may also be pulled back from Afghanistan --There are more than 5,000 American troops in Iraq | 08 Sept 2020 | The Trump administration will announce Wednesday that it is withdrawing additional troops from Iraq, as President Donald Trump tries to make good on his campaign promise to disentangle the country from "endless wars." A senior administration official discussed the draw-down with reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday night, on condition of anonymity. The official said the administration is also looking to announce the withdrawal of additional troops from Afghanistan in the coming days. The planned announcements come as the president has been trying to make the case that he has fulfilled the promises he made four years ago as he tries to secure a second term.