The Biden administration moved to further limit America’s military presence in the Middle East. On Monday, Joe Biden met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and vowed to end America’s combat mission in the country.
Iraq’s Prime Minister spoke out and said his country no longer needed a U.S. military presence. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in an interview on Friday, the Islamic state group would continue to ask for U.S. training and military intelligence gathering without a U.S. presence.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke out on the ongoing concern of mental health in our military. In a press conference on Saturday at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, he stressed the importance of addressing the issues surrounding mental health.
Senators across the political spectrum are banding together to rollback several tools in Joe Biden’s foreign policy toolbox. On Tuesday, the delegation made of of GOP Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) introduced the National Security Powers Act.
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, voiced concern about political influence in the military. In an interview Sunday, he said the nation’s intense political environment is creating unprecedented division.
A top military expert has said the security situation in Afghanistan has rapidly worsened amid a pullout of U.S. troops. Retired Gen. David Petraeus said on Sunday, Afghan security forces have suffered a drop in morale amid the U.S. pullout.