AFGHANISTAN/DEFENSE/IRAQ/MILITARY: “Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller announced Tuesday [Nov. 17, 2020] that the US will withdraw thousands more US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan 15, 2021 — just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office…

Currently there are approximately 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 troops in Iraq.
A senior defense official said the announcement is ‘consistent’ with what President Donald Trump has publicly announced earlier this year and is ‘consistent with his promise to the American People.'”

-Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, “US announces further drawdown of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq before Biden takes office,” cnn.com, Nov. 17, 2020