Acting defense chief says US will reduce troop levels to 2,500 in both Iraq, Afghanistan

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President Trump is likely to move ahead with the plan to significantly draw down troops from Afghanistan. President Trump is expected to issue orders by the end of this week that will reduce troop levels in Afghanistan from 4500 to 2500 by mid January. Presidents also expected to withdraw about 500 troops from Iraq, where there are currently 3000. U. S service members. President Trump's firing of Marc Caspar as defense secretary and installing Chris Miller as acting secretary sparks speculation that the president would withdraw all 4500 u. S troops from Afghanistan. There's word President Trump asked advisers about a possible strike on a nuclear site

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