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In an announcement US President Joe Biden has said that the combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year. This decission reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy.
This announcement comes over Biden’s decision to withdraw fully from Afghanistan nearly 20 years after the U.S. launched that war in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Together, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have heavily taxed the U.S. military and kept it from devoting more attention to a rising China, which the Biden administration calls the biggest long-term security challenge.