Troop withdrawals

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, this photo provided by the U.S. Army, paratroopers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division walk as they prepare equipment and load aircraft bound for the U.S. Central Command area of operations from Fort Bragg, N.C. A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote in favor of a bill calling on the the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear. (Spc. Hubert Delany III/U.S. Army via AP, File)
January 06, 2020 - 3:51 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote calling on the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear, and in Iraq's deeply divided...
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A photo released by the Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office, shows Iraqi acting Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, right, meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller at the prime minister's office, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office, via AP)
January 06, 2020 - 3:31 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote calling on the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear, and in Iraq's deeply divided...
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A photo released by the Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office, shows Iraqi acting Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, right, meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller at the prime minister's office, in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office, via AP)
January 06, 2020 - 2:36 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote in favor of a bill calling on the the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear, and in Iraq's deeply divided terrain, with a resigned prime minister and...
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A supporter of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah wears the words "powerful revenge, on her hand, ahead of the leader's televised speech in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The placard in depicts Soleimaini and Iraq's Popular Mobilization forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was also killed in the strike. Arabic reads: "On the road to Jerusalem." (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 05, 2020 - 5:50 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military presence in the Middle East was thrown into jeopardy Sunday, as Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops from their country while the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said the U.S. military across the region “will pay the price” for killing a top Iranian...
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A supporter of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah wears the words "powerful revenge, on her hand, ahead of the leader's televised speech in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The placard in depicts Soleimaini and Iraq's Popular Mobilization forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was also killed in the strike. Arabic reads: "On the road to Jerusalem." (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 05, 2020 - 3:13 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military presence in the Middle East was thrown into jeopardy Sunday, as Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops from their country while the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said the U.S. military across the region “will pay the price” for killing a top Iranian...
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Supporters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chant slogans as he makes televised remarks at a rally in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, seen on a poster at left, and Iraqi Popular Mobilization forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was also killed. Nasrallah called the killing of Soleimani a "clear, blatant crime" that will transform the Middle East. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 05, 2020 - 11:59 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of U.S. forces from the country in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general, raising the prospect of a troop withdrawal that could cripple the battle against the Islamic State group and allow a resurgence of...
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Supporters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chant slogans as he makes televised remarks at a rally in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, seen on a poster at left, and Iraqi Popular Mobilization forces commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was also killed. Nasrallah called the killing of Soleimani a "clear, blatant crime" that will transform the Middle East. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 05, 2020 - 11:04 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country Sunday in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general, raising the prospect of a withdrawal that could allow a resurgence by Islamic State extremists. Lawmakers approved a...
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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham speaks during a press conference at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. In a surprise visit to Afghanistan, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump will announce an American troop drawdown this week, which will begin in 2020. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 16, 2019 - 8:48 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump may announce an American troop drawdown from Afghanistan before the year's end, which would likely begin next year. Graham, speaking from the Afghan capital of Kabul, said the president could reduce troop...
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In this Dec. 4, 2019, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait to take their seats prior to a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Three years into the Trump presidency, America’s new place in the world is coming into focus, with influence waning from NATO meeting rooms to the Middle East to the capital cities of key allies. And in many ways, that’s just fine with the White House. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 08, 2019 - 1:16 pm
It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America’s global influence is waning. In interviews with The Associated Press, diplomats,...
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President Donald Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Winfield House, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 03, 2019 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a NATO leaders' meeting on Tuesday aiming insults at French President Emmanuel Macron, slamming '"unpatriotic" Democrats at home for holding an impeachment hearing while he is abroad and playing down the impact his domestic troubles are having on...
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