Allies tense after Trump sought Iran attack plan Senior Republicans are becoming nervous about President Trump’s “bucket list” for his final weeks in office after he ordered a withdrawal yesterday of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and it emerged Top Democrat calls Afghan drawdown 'the right policy decision' as other lawmakers warn of 'mistake'The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is backing the Trump administration’s drawdown in Afghanistan even as other lawmakers in both parties warn about the dangers of a hasty withdrawal. Trump orders the Pentagon to pull thousands of US troops out of Iraq and AfghanistanBy Jan. 15, 2021, there will be 2,500 troops in Iraq and 2,500 in Afghanistan, a reduction of thousands of US military personnel. McConnell: 'Precipitous drawdown' in Afghanistan, Iraq 'a mistake'Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Tuesday that it would be a “mistake” to precipitously yank troops from Afghanistan or Iraq and urged the administration to make no major defense or foreign policy changes for the rest of the ye Senate Republicans react to Trump’s troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, IraqSenate Republicans are offering up mixed, though mostly negative, reactions to President Trump’s order to further draw down troops in Afghanistan and Iraq before leaving office. US announces further drawdown of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq before Biden takes officeActing Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller announced Tuesday that the US will withdraw thousands more US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan 15, 2021 -- just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, confirming plans first reported by Trump orders Pentagon to pull 2,500 troops from Afghanistan and IraqPresident Trump has ordered the Pentagon to pull 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by mid-January, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced on Tuesday. Pentagon plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Iraq in Trump's waning daysThe Pentagon announced plans to reduce troops levels to 2,500 in both Afghanistan and Iraq, leaving a residual force in both countries as President Donald Trump is scheduled to leave office.