Defense Secretary Miller signals troop drawdown ahead: ‘All wars must end’ – U.S. – Stripes

President Donald Trump’s new defense secretary signaled to the military in a late Friday message that he may be there to carry out one of the president’s early campaign promises, an overseas drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.”This is the critical phase in which we transition our efforts from a leadership to supporting role,” acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said in a memo obtained by McClatchy. “We are not a people of perpetual war — it is the antithesis of everything for which we stand and for which our ancestors fought. All wars must end.”Trump in a tweet Monday had announced Miller as the replacement for fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.In the memo to

Source: Defense Secretary Miller signals troop drawdown ahead: ‘All wars must end’ – U.S. – Stripes

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