The bottom line: right now it doesn’t look like U.S. troops are exiting Iraq any time soon. The elimination of the so-called ISIS “caliphate” by U.S. and allied forces under President Trump’s leadership was a major accomplishment. U.S. forces need to continue the fight against ISIS to eliminate any remaining threat the group poses to Iraq and to prevent ISIS from threatening our own shores. He created Iranian proxy militias in Iraq, which developed into the popular mobilization units charged with fighting ISIS. Iran sought to induce the U.S. to withdraw its military from Iraq even if it meant striking Iraqi military bases housing US service personnel.
Source: Fox News January 18, 2020 20:34 UTC