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The United States almost halves the military contingents in Afghanistan and Iraq

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The United States will cut its military personnel in Afghanistan from 8 to 600 troops. The reduction in the number of US troops in Iraq will amount to 4 thousand people. The size of the contingent will not be 500, as before, but 2,2.


This was announced yesterday during a visit to Iraq by General Kenneth Mackenzie, the head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM). The interview with him was published by the New York Times and Defense One, as well as the Voice of America radio station. In addition, White House spokesman Kaylee McEnani reported on the reduction in the number of US troops in Iraq.

General Mackenzie, whose area of ​​responsibility primarily includes the Near and Middle East, noted that the reduction of troops in Afghanistan is planned to be completed no later than November. However, he believes that the remaining amount will be enough to complete all the necessary tasks. And the withdrawal of some of the military from Iraq will not reduce the possibilities for protecting the troops remaining in the country.

According to the head of CENTCOM, the United States military has shown that they do not want to play the role of an occupying force.
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  1. cniza
    cniza 10 September 2020 09: 34
    +6
    The United States almost halves the military contingents in Afghanistan and Iraq


    First they reduce, then increase and again reduce - this is their process ...
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 10 September 2020 09: 36
      +3
      Now this is Trump's peace dove game before the election.
      1. cniza
        cniza 10 September 2020 09: 50
        +2
        It looks more like not a decent process, but US politicians are no stranger to ...
      2. NEXUS
        NEXUS 10 September 2020 09: 57
        +4
        Quote: Livonetc
        Now this is Trump's peace dove game before the election.

        Well, maybe, but ... Trump is not only cutting contingents, but also closing bases, that's a fact. If the same Biden was in power or Clinton, I'm sure there would be even more bases.
      3. figwam
        figwam 10 September 2020 10: 26
        0
        The United States will reduce military personnel

        They will appear in Europe soon.
    2. Civil
      Civil 10 September 2020 09: 38
      +5
      For 17 years they could not do anything,
      1. cniza
        cniza 10 September 2020 09: 52
        +4
        Quote: Civil
        For 17 years they could not do anything,


        What were they going to do? , they drank money nicely, lit up drugs and business is not hers ...
    3. Insurgent
      Insurgent 10 September 2020 09: 39
      -2
      Quote: cniza
      First they reduce, then increase and again reduce - this is their process ...

      Aha yes "Entered-deduced, then re-entered"...

      As in the joke about a Jew with many children, who was asked a question:

      - You probably love children?
      - Not,process...
  2. stalki
    stalki 10 September 2020 09: 41
    +3
    Interestingly, where will they transfer them? Hardly back for a puddle. Couldn't it be Europe, closer to our borders?
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 10 September 2020 09: 46
      -2
      Quote: stalki
      Interestingly, where will they transfer them? Hardly back for a puddle. Couldn't it be Europe, closer to our borders?

      The previous redeployment of the contingent was from Iraq to Syria ...
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 10 September 2020 10: 57
      +2
      Quote: stalki
      Interestingly, where will they transfer them? Hardly back for a puddle. Couldn't it be Europe, closer to our borders?

      They have there nearby, in the b / eastern region, there are enough bases to scatter these several thousand soldiers over them, who, in the event of an aggravation of the situation, can be returned without straining the treasury and logistics. Just before the election, Trump demonstrates to the American voter that he keeps promises. Elections in November
      As General Mackenzie, whose territory of responsibility primarily includes the Near and Middle East, noted, the reduction of troops in Afghanistan plan to finish no later than November.
  3. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 10 September 2020 09: 43
    0
    America is leaving both the Middle East and Europe. Troops from Germany are returning too.
    The United States is turning its attention to China as its main rival and potential adversary.
    1. cniza
      cniza 10 September 2020 09: 53
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      America is leaving both the Middle East and Europe. Troops from Germany are returning too.


      Uh-huh, to Poland ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 September 2020 09: 56
        -1
        Not. Several hundred additional soldiers are sent to Poland. There will be one American mechanized brigade and one reinforced NATO battalion.
        And several thousand soldiers are returning to the United States. Aviation is transferred to a base in Italy.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 10 September 2020 10: 51
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Several hundred additional soldiers are sent to Poland. There will be one American mechanized brigade and one reinforced NATO battalion.

          It seems like up to a thousand bayonets, but that doesn't make much of a difference. The Poles are disappointed as they hoped to make a little money on the American contingent.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 10 September 2020 10: 26
        +1
        " Warrior ah", in general, it's right. The striped people will put pressure on China with all their resources, force!
        They will continue to press us too, but otherwise, they will set their mongrels ...
        Stripes, of course, are strong, but not so much, Schaub to spray forces here and there!
        1. cniza
          cniza 10 September 2020 12: 56
          +2
          Yes, China is their priority, but they are scrambling around the world and it will be hard for them to concentrate somewhere and they will never leave Europe, they need to milk it, and they will set our neighbors against us ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 10 September 2020 13: 00
            +1
            Quote: cniza
            They will never leave Europe, you have to milk it

            The minke whales also had cunning kids ancestors !!! such a milking, in their favor, the MACHINE was slipped to everyone !!! Oh and oh ... now groan, count everything.
            1. cniza
              cniza 10 September 2020 13: 11
              +2
              So it's time to pick them out, it's just easy to speak, but how to do it?
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 10 September 2020 13: 33
                +1
                most importantly, WHO can do it?
                1. cniza
                  cniza 10 September 2020 13: 34
                  +2
                  Quote: rocket757
                  most importantly, WHO can do it?


                  Here only by joint efforts ...
              2. rocket757
                rocket757 10 September 2020 13: 33
                0
                most importantly, WHO can do it?
    2. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 10 September 2020 10: 21
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      leaves both the Middle East and Europe. Troops from Germany are returning too.

      The key here is to leave. End of the occupation of Europe

      Quote: voyaka uh
      The United States is turning its attention to China as its main rival and potential adversary.

      This is an imitation of Greatness. Process for process sake.
  4. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 10 September 2020 09: 54
    +8
    Fresh tradition, but hard to believe.
  5. Prisoner
    Prisoner 10 September 2020 09: 59
    +1
    And where are the reduced ones? It hurts too much fuss began in the European potential theater of operations. Troubled times are coming chi sho?
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 10 September 2020 10: 19
    0
    So this is "their business"!
    Can we give this President a Peace Prize too?
    Although, we still have to look, did they leave themselves or their extinction p p pushed to this internal, external problems ???
    1. taiga2018
      taiga2018 10 September 2020 10: 27
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      Can we give this President a Peace Prize too?

      Well, this one deserves more, all the same, it seems to be withdrawing the troops, and trying to reconcile the Arabs with the Jews, the Serbs with the Albanians ... But who needs to just be the first Negro president for this ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 10 September 2020 14: 00
        -1
        In striped, the prize does not shine for him, no matter how much worse he can grab.