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Biden administration intends to reconsider Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

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Biden administration intends to reconsider Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

Joe Biden's new administration intends to reconsider the decision of the previous US authorities to reduce the American military contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Wall Street Journal reported.


The newspaper, citing sources in the Pentagon, writes that the new American government is not satisfied with the decision made by Donald Trump to reduce the military contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reduction to 2,5 servicemen in each of these countries puts the new administration in front of the need to "assess the strategic role of the United States in two conflicts."

In this regard, according to the newspaper, the new US Secretary of Defense Austin Lloyd expects to reconsider the decision to withdraw American troops. At the same time, it is emphasized that an official decision to revise the size of the military contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan has not yet been made.

As the head of the Pentagon press service John Kirby said on this occasion, the decision to revise the size of the American contingent in these countries will be made only after a thorough study of the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan and how the withdrawal of American troops will affect it.

Also, before making a final decision, the Pentagon will hold consultations with the authorities of both countries.

Recall that on January 15 this year, the Pentagon announced the reduction of the American military contingent to 2,5 troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. It was also reported about plans for the complete withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan by May this year.
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  1. Dodikson
    Dodikson 27 January 2021 09: 31
    +2
    Trump should have started the withdrawal of these troops earlier, because the fact that Beadon would cancel it was predictable as 2x2
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 27 January 2021 09: 33
      +1
      An extra carnation in an already rotten canister is not a hindrance to Trump.
      1. Temples
        Temples 27 January 2021 09: 35
        +3
        Yes, let them sit where there is no Russian soldier.

        It is important to remove them from Syria and Libya.

        And drive from the Russian lands that are now called the post-Soviet space.
        1. Dodikson
          Dodikson 27 January 2021 09: 40
          +1
          and from Afgan they also need to be driven.
          the whole world will feel better.
          They are stupid there because of drugs, the Taliban shot for opium and Geru.
          1. Runway
            Runway 27 January 2021 11: 40
            -2
            Taliban and drugs are related concepts. For me, it's better if the Yankees increase their grouping and get bogged down for another couple of five-year plans.
            Considering that they huddle the Indians to “be friends against the yellows,” it would be great if the Yankees flooded to the Pakistani-Afghan border.
            Well, the Chinese, in their glorious traditions, would have thrown group battles and aviation to the Mujahideen.
            1. Quadro
              Quadro 27 January 2021 15: 04
              0
              Quote: WFP
              Taliban and drugs are related concepts. For me, it's better if the Yankees increase their grouping and get bogged down for another couple of five-year plans.
              Considering that they huddle the Indians to “be friends against the yellows,” it would be great if the Yankees flooded to the Pakistani-Afghan border.
              Well, the Chinese, in their glorious traditions, would have thrown group battles and aviation to the Mujahideen.

              No need to lie, when the Americans entered Afghanistan, the traffic jumped at times, and your proposal to "let them sit" smells like a betrayal of the people, tk. This drug is trafficked through the Russian Federation and a huge amount is deposited here. Are you in favor of killing your people?
              1. Runway
                Runway 27 January 2021 23: 42
                -1
                Leave the slogans for the poor with brains. Pyanj did not see on maps, but 30 years of overdue border policy with a broom under the carpet cannot be swept away.
                For the gifted, by the time the Yankees got into the IRA, we practically left the Tajik border (the operational groups in Dushanbe and the detachments can be ignored - the tasks were not the same, since the "troops" were gone).
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 27 January 2021 15: 16
          +1
          Quote: Temples
          Yes, let them sit where there is no Russian soldier.

          It is important to remove them from Syria and Libya.

          While they are hanging out in Iraq, they will be hanging around in Syria as well. supplies go through Iraq and Jordan. Another issue is that the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution on the withdrawal of mattress troops from its territory. They have already transferred some of the bases to the Iraqi Armed Forces, but they plan to retain some of them. No matter how much they linger there, the Iraqi militia forces periodically nightmare their convoys and, if Bidon decides to increase the grouping, they will intensify the shelling. They have already reached an agreement with Afgan, and therefore only the forces of official Kabul fall under the distribution of the Taliban there, and the Taliban are methodically increasing the controlled territory of a not particularly nightmare of mattresses. If the agreements are violated, moreover from Washington, the Taliban's fighting will be transferred to the mattresses. So the Democrats will have the prospect of getting bogged down in Afghanistan for another 10-15 years, without any hint of victory. Here they need not just make decisions in opposition to Trump, but turn their heads on and think.
    2. Maki maki
      Maki maki 27 January 2021 11: 01
      +16
      Quote: Dodikson
      Trump should have started the withdrawal of these troops earlier, because the fact that Beadon would cancel it was predictable as 2x2

      I don't think Trump seriously considered withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. He just pushed slogans. And they would not have allowed him to do this, even if he remained president.
  2. Poetry
    Poetry 27 January 2021 09: 33
    +4
    Who will guard the poppy fields in Afghanistan? US pharmacists will be left without heroin.
    1. Dodikson
      Dodikson 27 January 2021 09: 35
      +6
      this is not for US pharmacists, this is for Kosovo pharmacists.
      more than once there have been articles about the air transit of Afghanistan-Turkey-Kosovo, and from there by land through TIR through the EU countries. that is why all the people's commissar in Europe is controlled by the Kosovar Albanians.
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 27 January 2021 09: 38
        0
        Kosovo transshipment base. Heroin, weapons, human organs. Pharmacists use heroin too. The prices are ridiculous.
        1. Dodikson
          Dodikson 27 January 2021 09: 39
          0
          but not to the states.
          Gera is for Europe, states are poisoning with coke.
          this has already been discussed more than once or twice. down to the routes and by whom it is delivered, and everyone understands perfectly well that since the time of the Opium Wars, no East Indian and other companies have given up on such a pie.
          1. Poetry
            Poetry 27 January 2021 09: 42
            0
            Any "double bass" can be shot. Who dares to hunt down a military transport aircraft that lands on military bases?
            1. Dodikson
              Dodikson 27 January 2021 09: 52
              -1
              nobody, but the hera has a master, and this master holds very high positions.
              and to carry another kilo, but not a question. only on a national scale is this a trifle.
              and so on transporters, boxes from under the bogies for printers filled with money are constantly carried.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 January 2021 09: 46
        +1
        Quote: Dodikson
        this is not for US pharmacists, this is for Kosovo pharmacists.

        As state people say "business and nothing else." The old formula, "War must bring money"
        1. Poetry
          Poetry 27 January 2021 09: 52
          0
          They hide there, walk behind concrete fences. These are not our Shuravi.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 09: 47
      +2
      Quote: Poetiszaugla
      Who will guard the poppy fields in Afghanistan? Pharmacists USA will be left without heroin.

      Yeah, all last year these "pharmacists" rebelled and looted ...

      Medicines probably carry ...
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 27 January 2021 09: 50
        0
        "The soldier has a day off, buttons in a row.
        They burn with gold brighter than a sunny day. "
        laughing
      2. evgen1221
        evgen1221 27 January 2021 10: 22
        0
        So there was a team against Donnie, wait a command to retreat and everything will stop abruptly, and stubbornly mistaken absolutely democratically a bullet in the lobeshnik.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 10: 31
          +1
          Quote: evgen1221
          Wait a command to hang up and everything will stop abruptly, and stubbornly mistaken absolutely democratically bullet into the lobeshnik.

          As for the democratic bullet - yes, it's easy. But the command "hang up", I'm afraid these "pharmacists" will not listen. It's fun, cool and so many nishtyaks from looting and from the government at the same time falls. Well, it's not the streets to go to sweep and work hard at the factory? ...
          1. evgen1221
            evgen1221 27 January 2021 11: 16
            0
            No, these thugs massively will not be tolerated by the state and will disperse, but will slow down, so the owners of the shops can also quite legally help with a bullet. We only have to persuade the bandit for half a day before using self-defense, and then still prove that they came to your home to rob you and it was not you who lured the burglar to your place in order to kill the unfortunate thief protected by law.
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 11: 28
              0
              Quote: evgen1221
              We only have to persuade the bandit for half a day before using self-defense.

              An hour ago I watched the news, showing yesterday's Holland. Our cops on Saturday, compared to the Dutch police, are kindergarten teachers. They just don't tell bedtime stories and they don't spoon-feed "peaceful Protestants" with semolina ...
              And at the same time, all of Europe ... we are seething with human rights violations in Russia, and not a word about Holland. Especially today, I probably climbed on European resources for an hour ... NOT A WORD ...
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 January 2021 10: 26
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Medicines probably carry ...

        No, they received humanitarian aid from Afghanistan.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 27 January 2021 09: 37
    +2
    ... the decision to reduce the military contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reduction to 2,5 servicemen in each of these countries puts the new administration in front of the need to "assess the strategic role of the United States in two conflicts."

    It's not about the "strategic role of the United States," but about the strategic geographical position of these two countries and their serious mineral resources ...
  4. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 27 January 2021 10: 02
    -1
    "... the new American government is not satisfied with Donald Trump's decision to reduce the military contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan. The reduction of up to 2,5 thousand servicemen in each of these countries puts the new administration in front of the need to "assess the strategic role of the United States in two conflicts." and drive transgender people there. Variety is everything.
  5. evgen1221
    evgen1221 27 January 2021 10: 19
    -1
    Go stand still. And the main thing in this is that such statements are well regulated up and down. And who will move the CIA from drug trafficking, they are self-supporting by a quarter of themselves.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 January 2021 10: 24
    +1
    the new American government is not satisfied with the decision made by Donald Trump to reduce the military contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    It was worth the wait after Biden canceled 16 Trump decrees on the first day of his presidency. Russia is neither cold nor hot from the presence of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. If in Afghanistan the Americans really fought the Taliban, drug trafficking would certainly be of some benefit to us. And by imitating vigorous activity and designating your presence in the region, you seem to show your "allies" that the United States has everything under control.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 27 January 2021 11: 34
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It was worth the wait after Biden canceled 16 Trump decrees on the first day of his presidency.

      On the first day of Biden’s presidency, I said here that his decrees are predictable - who cares what and how, if only the other way around. Trump canceled - reintroduce. Trump said yes, which means you have to say no. Without reading ...

      It's good that Trump did not legitimize the sunrise over America by decree - Biden would have canceled ...
  7. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 27 January 2021 13: 04
    0
    For the Yankee shitcrats to give up Afghan drugs? Yes, not in life)))
  8. Jaromir
    Jaromir 27 January 2021 17: 04
    +7
    Biden administration intends to reconsider Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

    The Biden administration is doing exactly the opposite than the previous administration ...
    Biden decided to put pressure on Iran?
  9. orionvitt
    orionvitt 27 January 2021 17: 11
    0
    Who would doubt that. Democrats in power in the United States are always at war. And not one. As they say, we will untie the new ones, we will blow up the old ones. What we see with our own eyes, less than a week has passed. Let's wait for the Nobel Peace Prize for Biden. laughing