Trump Weakens US Influence in the Middle East Before Biden's Presidency: Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan and Iraq
It is reported that Donald Trump intends to continue the withdrawal of American soldiers from the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to official information, the total number of US troops in these two countries is more than 19 thousand people. Earlier this month, Trump already announced a massive US military return home.
A covenant chain between the United States and the Taliban has concluded almost 20 years ago, according to which American soldiers had to leave the territory within one year.
According to the acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, the U.S. is “on the verge of defeating al-Qaida,” but in fact, the US has not succeeded in fighting terrorism in any country in the Middle East.
“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.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was dissatisfied with the decision of the US President to return the troops to the US, as it “would undermine progress already made in the region”.
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