Six days before leaving the White House, the President of the United States, Donald Trump addressed a message to US troops on Thursday, assuring that “it has been an honor“rebuild the Army and presume that during his tenure he allocated 2.5 billion dollars 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 on different social networks have been suspended, emphasized that his government’s million-dollar investment in the Army included “beautiful new equipment, all manufactured in the United States.”
“I will always be committed to stopping endless wars,” Trump added, referring to his Administration’s strategy to reduce the US military presence abroad.
Among the achievements in this regard, he mentioned, for example, that “US military troops in Afghanistan are at the lowest level in the last 19 years.”
“Similarly,” he explained, “in Iraq and Syria are also at the lowest point in many years.”
On December 13, the United States announced that it began to reduce its troops from the current 4,500 to 2,500, a process that it hopes to complete before January 15, while affirming that its troops and those of NATO will continue to be capable of provide support to the Afghan forces.
Washington agreed to withdraw its troops with the Taliban in February last year in Doha, within a period ending in May next year, and has already withdrawn a good part of the nearly 12,000 soldiers it had in the country.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 of Iraq, the United States announced that it would reduce its military contingent in that country from 5,200 to 3,000, reported then the head of the Joint Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie.
And in October 2019, Trump gave the green light to the departure of troops from his country from northern Syria, a country in which Washington began a military intervention in September 2014, months after the proclamation of a caliphate by IS. in this country and Iraq, where the jihadists took parts of the north and center of both Arab states.
In the midst of the atmosphere of tension that surrounds the transfer of power in the country after Trump supporters stormed, on January 6, the Capitol in Washington, where five people died, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, which brings together the main generals of the Armed Forces, recognized that on January 20 Democrat Joe Biden will become its commander-in-chief.