Tag Archives | US Troops

US and Iraq Agree to end US Combat Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. US President Joe Biden and Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have agreed to end the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of this year. After more than 18 years in the country, the role of US forces will change to one of training and advising the Iraqi military. There are […]

US General: No Plans for full US withdrawal from Iraq

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. No plans for full US withdrawal from Iraq, top general says The United States may be leaving Afghanistan but troops will remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future, the CENTCOM commander […]

In the Wake of Drawdown: Addressing Blindspots in Iraq

By Caroline Rose, for the Newlines Institute. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In the Wake of Drawdown: Addressing Blindspots in Iraq The Biden administration should draft a country-specific policy for Iraq, where addressing Iranian influence is an objective but not the […]

US to Withdraw 2,200 Troops from Iraq by end-Sept

By John Lee. The US has announced that it will withdraw more than a third of its troops from Iraq by the end of September. Gen Kenneth McKenzie (pictured) told reporters: "Moving forward, we must continue our D-ISIS work together with our partners in Iraq and Syria. We are continuing to expand on our partner […]

Video: What next for US Troops in Iraq?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The future for more than 5,000 US soldiers in Iraq is about to become clearer. Since joining the fight against ISIL in 2014, Washington has provided about $5bn in military aid to Baghdad. […]

Iraq Still Might Force the US Out

By Sajad Jiyad for War on the Rocks. Sajad Jiyad is the managing director of Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies, an independent think tank based in Baghdad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As the fallout continues from the airstrikes that […]

Tabaqchali: US Sanctions and the Illusion of Power

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. This article was originally published by the LSE Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Demands for the expulsion of US troops following the killing of Iranian general Qassem […]

Troop Withdrawal from Iraq "Must Include All Aid"

By Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US Syria envoy: Any talks on troop withdrawal from Iraq must include all aid US-led international operations in Iraq against the so-called Islamic State (IS) have been put on pause, as some 5,000 […]

PM urges Kurds to Help Rid Iraq of US Troops

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Abdul Mahdi urges Kurds to help rid Iraq of US troops Iraqi caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrived Jan. 11 in Erbil — his first official visit to the Kurdistan region since taking […]

Foreign Troops' Future in Iraq Uncertain

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Foreign troops' future in Iraq uncertain as clashes continue For the security of its personnel, NATO has temporarily suspended its training activities in Iraq, given the recent violence […]

PM quietly working to keep US Troops in Country

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s caretaker prime minister privately does not want US troops to withdraw, several sources familiar with the situation told Al-Monitor, though Adel Abdul Mahdi publicly backed a recent parliamentary vote that urged the […]