Six days before leaving the White House, The president of United States, Donald Trump, addressed this Thursday, January 14, 2021 a message to the american troops, by assuring that “it has been an honor” to rebuild the Army and presume that during his tenure he allocated USD 2.5 billion to the Pentagon.
“It has been an honor to rebuild our Army and support our brave men and women in uniform,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.
The president, whose accounts in the different social networks have been suspended, emphasized that millionaire investment from his government in the Army it included “beautiful new equipment, all made in America.”
“I will always be committed to stopping endless wars,” Trump added, referring to the strategy from his Administration to reduce the US military presence abroad.
Among the achievements in this regard, he mentioned, for example, that “United States military troops in Afghanistan they are at the lowest level in the last 19 years. “
“Likewise,” he explained, “in Iraq and Syria they are also at the lowest point in many years.”
On December 13, the United States announced that it began reduce their troops from the current 4,500 to 2,500, a process that he hopes to complete before next January 15, while affirming that his staff and those of the OTAN will still be able to provide support for at Afghan forces.
Washington agreed to withdraw its troops with the taliban in February of last year in Doha, within a period that ends in May of next year, and has already withdrawn a good part of the nearly 12,000 soldiers it had in the country.
While last September, seventeen years after the invasion a IraqThe United States announced that it would reduce its military contingent in that country from 5,200 to 3,000, the head of the Joint Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, reported at the time.
And in October 2019, Trump gave the green light to departure of troops from your northern country Syria, a country in which Washington began a military intervention in September 2014, months after the proclamation of a caliphate by the NO in this country and Iraq, where the jihadists took parts of the north and center of both Arab states.
In the environment of tension surrounding the transfer of power in the country after Trump supporters stormed, on January 6, the Capitol in Washington, where five people were killed, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, which brings together the main generals of the Armed forces, acknowledged that on January 20, Democrat Joe Biden will become its commander-in-chief.