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Publish Date: 18:12 - 11 September 2020
Friday, 11 September 2020_Political commentator Yves Engler believes that US President Donald Trump’s latest statement on the reduction of troops in Iraq is an election campaign ploy, and that the US will not give up its policy of attempting to dominate the region.

Statements on troop reduction in Iraq Trump’s election campaign ploy: CommentatorPolitical commentator Yves Engler believes that US President Donald Trump’s latest statement on the reduction of troops in Iraq is an election campaign ploy, and that the US will not give up its policy of attempting to dominate the region.

The top U.S. general in the Middle East on Wednesday confirmed plans for partial troop drawdowns in both Iraq and Afghanistan before the Nov. 3 election, as President Donald Trump seeks to fulfill a campaign promise to end America's "endless wars."

Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said early Wednesday that the U.S. plans to cut the troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September. Speaking to a handful of reporters later, McKenzie provided additional details about the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, noting that the U.S. military presence would decrease from 8,600 to 4,500 by late October.

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