The last US combat troops will leave by the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/ AFP The last US combat troops will leave by the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/ AFP
The last US combat troops will leave by the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/ AFP
Middle East

Iraq troop withdrawal deal marks latest phase in US shift to Asia-Pacific

  • This week’s agreement to pull all combat soldiers out of the country comes as the Biden administration focuses on China
  • Middle East will still play an important role in Washington’s strategic thinking and the armed forces maintain a large presence in other parts of the region

Topic |   Middle East
The last US combat troops will leave by the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/ AFP The last US combat troops will leave by the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/ AFP
The last US combat troops will leave by the end of the year. Photo: Getty Images/ AFP
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