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Pentagon Chief Swoops In After Trump Vexes Iraqis


BAGHDAD—The Pentagon’s most senior official met Iraq’s prime minister Tuesday, during a surprise stop in Baghdad, in what appeared to be an effort to smooth ties after comments by President Trump provoked a backlash among Iraqis against the U.S. military presence in their country. Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan made the visit during his first international tour, days after Mr. Trump said he wants to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to monitor neighboring Iran. The plan—a departure from stated U.S. policy in Iraq—was rejected...


Source: Wall Street Journal February 12, 2019 15:45 UTC



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