For the primary time since he turned president two years in the past, Donald Trump visited American troops in a battle zone – Iraq.
His shock three-hour cease was at an air base west of Baghdad the day after Christmas.
He did not meet any of the Iraqi management however invited Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the White Home within the New Yr.
Trump used the chance to defend the withdrawal of troops from Syria saying it was made doable by the defeat of ISIL.
However critics have condemned what they see because the president’s more and more isolationist international coverage, saying it would give ISIL an opportunity to regroup.
Trump says the work of US forces is full and regional forces will guarantee ISIL stays dismantled.
It is reported Trump additionally needs to scale back the variety of US troops in Afghanistan from 14,000 to 7,000.
What’s Trump’s technique for the area and what message is he making an attempt to ship?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Ali al-Nashmi – Political Analyst
Peter Galbraith – former U.S. Ambassador
Afzal Ashraf – College of Nottingham
Supply: Al Jazeera Information