06 Dec '17, 7pm

Pentagon Announces Troop Levels in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2017 — The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials said here today. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning announced the numbers in compliance with Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ direction to give the American people a better idea of the commitment of U.S. forces in the region. The officials arrived at the number using the same system used to quantify the troops in Afghanistan, Manning said. “We seek to inform the American public with the imperative of operational security and denying the enemy any advantage,” Manning said. “The secretary has been clear about improving our public reporting while increasing commanders’ ability to adapt to changing battlefield conditions to counter emerging threats,” the colonel said. Iraqi forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces hav...

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