US to draw down troops in Afghanistan, Iraq by Jan. 15, Pentagon says

( FOX )

New acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller made it official Tuesday: the U.S. military will draw down forces in Afghanistan and Iraq by Jan. 15, 2021.

U.S. forces will be cut by roughly half in Afghanistan to 2,500, and by 500 troops in Iraq to 2,500, Miller said in the Pentagon briefing room.

Miller said he called allies and spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the decision.