Top US General Says Letter Was a Mistake

Top US General Says Letter Was a Mistake

(UnitedVoice.com) – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley said in a statement earlier this week a letter saying the US will withdraw troops from Iraq should not have been released.

The letter released was a draft of a memo to the Iraqi government from US Command in Baghdad stating US forces in their country would be sent elsewhere.

When asked about the letter, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said,

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“We are repositioning forces throughout the region. That letter is inconsistent with where we are right now.”

Milley elaborated, “That letter is a draft. It was a mistake, it was unsigned, it should not have been released … (it was) poorly worded implies withdrawal, that is not what’s happening. It’s an honest mistake … it should not have been sent.”

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