White House’s O’Brien Says Trump Hopes All US Troops Home by May From Afghanistan, Iraq

November 17, 2020


On 11/17/2020, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said that it is President Donald Trump’s hope that all U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan and Iraq by May, “By May it is President Trump’s hope that they’ll all come home safely and in their entirety.”

O’Brien spoke to reporters after the Pentagon announced troop drawdowns by January 15, five days before the presidential inauguration date. Acting US Defence Secretary Christopher Miller said the plan would cut the number of troops in Afghanistan from more than 4,500 to 2,500, and in Iraq from about 3,000 to 2,500.
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