The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will draw-down 2,500 troops from Iraq and Afghanistan by January 15th.
"I celebrate this day as we continue the president's consistent progress in completing the mission we began two decades ago," says Miller. pic.twitter.com/cG2ErYHElm
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 17, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) November 17, 2020
BREAKING: Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announces the U.S. will reduce troops to 2,500 each in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jan 15.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) November 17, 2020
Breaking: Newly minted Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced just now that the US will draw down to 2,500 troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan. 15, stopping short of President Donald Trump’s campaign promise of a full withdrawal before he leaves office.
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) November 17, 2020
“We set out to accomplish three goals in 2001,” says Miller. “Today is another critical step in that direction” with the bold leadership of President Trump to “finish this generational war.”
“The Defense Department will cut the number of troops in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 and the number of forces in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500 by Jan. 15, days before Trump is set to leave office,” reports The Hill.
“The drawdown order –- which contradicts months of previous advice from top defense officials — comes only a week after Trump fired previous Defense Secretary Mark Esper and replaced him with Miller,” adds the website.
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BIDEN to VETERANS: ‘US Troops Died in IRAN and Afghanistan’
Former Vice President Joe Biden confused reporters on the campaign trail in Florida this week; once again confusing Iran with Iraq.
“US Troops died in Iran and Afghanistan,” said Biden at a campaign an event honoring America’s veterans, confusing the Islamic Republican of Iran with the invasion of Iraq.
WATCH: Joe Biden mixes up Iran and Iraq (again) pic.twitter.com/GF5zSqpoq3
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 15, 2020
Biden continued to confuse millions of Americans Tuesday when he told a roundtable in Florida that the country doesn’t “need more fossil fuels” just moments after arriving in the Sunshine State via his private jet.
“Much people only focused on the environmental impact, what that would mean, especially since we don’t need more fossil fuel. What we need is more renewable energy. I can guarantee you if I’m President there will be no off-shore drilling!” said Biden.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 15, 2020
Biden angered some climate-change activists on the far-left Tuesday when he arrived in Florida for his first campaign stop aboard a giant private plane before entering a giant SUV motorcade.
“Joe Biden has arrived in Tampa, Florida for his first visit to the state as the Democratic nominee. He is hosting a roundtable with veterans here and then a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee,” posted a reporter from USA Today on social media.
Joe Biden has arrived in Tampa, Florida for his first visit to the state as the Democratic nominee. He is hosting a roundtable with veterans here and then a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee. pic.twitter.com/qizRPiSrXn
— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) September 15, 2020
Harris raised eyebrows among some of her climate change supporters on social media last Thursday after arriving in Miami in a private jet and being escorted into her SUV motorcade.
“Wheels down in Miami,” posted Harris.
“From a fossil fuel guzzling private plane to a fossil fuel guzzling SUV. Democrats don’t think the rules they want for everybody else should apply to them!” responded the Trump campaign.
From a fossil fuel guzzling private plane to a fossil fuel guzzling SUV.
Democrats don’t think the rules they want for everybody else should apply to them! https://t.co/phwDmnvRxl
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 10, 2020
Climate change is real and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. It’s abundantly clear this Adminstration won’t tackle climate change head on, so state and local governments must. https://t.co/mrH5zlpyJD
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 29, 2017
Harris directly attacked the Trump administration over the issue in 2017, writing “Climate change is real and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. It’s abundantly clear this Administration won’t tackle climate change head on, so state and local governments must.”
Watch Biden’s comments above.
DEVELOPING: Pentagon Confirms Military Plane with 5 Onboard Crashes in Afghanistan
A US Air Force plane carrying five people crashed in eastern Afghanistan Monday, confirms Pentagon officials.
“It was not immediately clear if there were any survivors and officials said there are no indications that the plane – an E-11A – was shot down. The plane is the military version of the civilian Bombardier Global Express business jet,” reports Fox News.
“Local Afghan officials had said earlier on Monday that a passenger plane from Afghanistan’s Ariana Airlines had crashed in a Taliban-held area of the province. However, Ariana Airlines told the AP that none of its planes had crashed in Afghanistan,” adds Fox.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.