Pentagon to cut troop levels to 2,500 in Iraq, Afghanistan

 Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Tuesday announced plans to reduce U.S. troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying the decision fulfills President Donald Trump’s pledge to bring forces home when conditions were met that kept the U.S. and its allies safe.

Trump to order troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq

The Trump administration is expected to cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan almost in half by mid-January, along with reducing the amount of soldiers in Iraq. "We met the challenge; we gave it our all," the president's new Pentagon chief said. "Now, it's time to come home."

President Trump emerges from White House to mark Veterans Day

President Donald Trump spent 10 minutes in public Wednesday honoring America's war veterans — a veneer of normalcy for a White House that's frozen by a defeated president mulling his options, mostly forgoing the mechanics of governing and blocking his inevitable successor.