'It's time to come home:' New Pentagon chief signals end to Middle East wars

'It's time to come home:' New Pentagon chief signals end to Middle East wars


It is time for the U.S. to bring troops home and transition to a supporting role in nations such as Afghanistan and Iraq, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller said over the weekend, making clear that he’ll use his brief time atop the Pentagon to implement President Trump’s vision of winding down “endless wars” abroad.

In his first written message to the Defense Department, Mr. Miller — a military veteran who was appointed last week after the president abruptly fired Mark Esper — stressed that the nation must continue its decades-long effort to defeat al Qaeda and other extremist groups.

But he also made clear that the American mission must change and that the U.S. military must adopt a more supportive role abroad. His comments strongly suggest that he and other Pentagon leaders will mount an aggressive effort over the next several months to bring the bulk of U.S. forces back from Afghanistan and other nations abroad.

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