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Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit; trip comes after Donald Trump's comment on US troops draws flak

Firstpost Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence after Washington withdraws from neighbouring Syria.
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The acting head of the U.S. Defense Department, Patrick Shanahan, made a surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday. Baghdad has found itself in a difficult position torn between two close allies: the United States and Iran. Rough cut (no reporter narration.)

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