Veterans group says best way to keep troops safe is withdraw from Iraq
ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to the latest round of air strikes ordered by the Biden Administration in Iraq and Syria, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued a statement on behalf of the organization:
“The best way to keep our troops currently serving in Iraq safe is to withdraw them. An American military presence in Iraq is not necessary for our safety nor is it in our national interest. The current American military mission in Iraq is to train Iraqi Security Forces, which often work with and even equip the same militias we are bombing in Iraq and Syria – it is completely counterproductive and self-defeating.
“Instead of risking the start of another disastrous war in the Middle East by engaging in escalatory air strikes, President Biden should bring our troops home from Iraq. This move would have the support of the vast majority of the American people and would allow us to focus on more pressing priorities.”