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US to announce troop drawdown from Iraq, but little is expected to change

US officials say the United States is likely to oblige the request from Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, setting a deadline to be announced Monday for the withdrawal of US combat forces by the…

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Pentagon seeks to soften blow of US withdrawal from Afghanistan

A two-star Navy admiral in Kabul, Rear Adm. Peter Vasely, and a one-star Army general in Qatar, Brig. Gen. Curtis Buzzard, will handle day-to-day security and security assistance matters

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Stay or go? Biden, long a critic of Afghan deployments, faces a deadline

The Pentagon, uncertain what the new commander in chief will do, is preparing variations on a plan to stay, a plan to leave and a plan to withdraw very, very slowly.

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