08 iulie 2020

US general predicts some troops will remain in Iraq

thehill.com

The top U.S. general in the Middle East predicts that a small amount of U.S. troops will remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future. “I believe that going forward, they’re going to want us to be with them,” U.S. Central Command head Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told reporters Tuesday after he met with Iraq’s new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, according to The Associated Press. “I don’t sense there’s a mood right now for us to depart precipitously. And I’m pretty confident of that.” [...]