Official, Mark Asper, United States discussed on AP News Radio

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Defense department officials were scrambling to do damage control Monday and joint chiefs chairman mark Millie says quote nobody's leaving there's no onward movement honest mistake the draft addressed to an official at the Iraqi ministry of defense said US troops would be repositioning forces to prepare for on word movement adding we respect your sovereign decision to order our departure defense secretary mark asper says the US has been re positioning troops because of the increased threats from a run and that letter was meant to coordinate with the Iraqi military he says there's been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq despite the Iraqi parliament voting to expel US troops after the strike that killed a top Iranian general Jackie Quinn Washington

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