Acting US Defense chief on unannounced trip to Baghdad

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan landed unannounced in Baghdad on Tuesday after a direct flight from Kabul, Afghanistan. Shanahan sat down with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to discuss relocating to US bases in Iraq the American troops due for withdrawal from Syria. DEBKAfile: The defense secretary also acted to deactivate Tehran’s unrelenting pressure on the Iraqi government to demand that Washington pull US troops out of that country too.

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2 thoughts on “Acting US Defense chief on unannounced trip to Baghdad

  • Feb 13, 2019 @ 1:56 at 1:56

    The Iraqis are getting serious about kicking out Camp Cupcake after the ‘protecting Israel/watching Iran’ remarks and the viral Youtube videosong from the camp. No SOFA for you! say the Iraqis

    • Feb 13, 2019 @ 1:59 at 1:59

      MUST SEE viral video from Camp Cupcake at


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