U.S. Troop Draw Down Accomplished in Middle East

Levels of U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq at lowest since 2001.

The Pentagon announced last week the completion of the draw down of U.S. troops that was a goal of President Trump’s administration. The number of troops remaining in Iraq and Afghanistan are 2,500 per nation.

“The drawdown of U.S. force levels in Iraq is reflective of the increased capabilities of the Iraqi security forces,” Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller stated. “We have long anticipated that the force level required to support Iraq’s fight against ISIS would decrease as Iraq’s capability to manage the threat from ISIS improves. Our ability to reduce force levels is evidence of real progress.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the Pentagon would be discerning regarding the U.S. military’s role in the Middle East.
  • For the Defense Department as they deploy and move U.S. Armed Forces personnel around the globe.
  • For safety for the men and women serving in the U.S. military.

Sources: OANN, Defense Department


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