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Biden isn’t withdrawing troops from Iraq, he’s relabeling their mission

Annelle Sheline

Biden isn’t withdrawing troops from Iraq, he’s relabeling their mission.

Iraq and U.S. leadership announced this week that Washington will end its combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year. But as long as American troops remain in the country for “training and advisory” purposes, as some are expected to do, they will continue to be vulnerable to attack, writes nonresident fellow Annelle Sheline.

Read the article in Responsible Statecraft.