The US military presence in Iraq after the pullout of American forces in 2011 could be just “dozens” under the authority of the embassy, a top White House advisor said Wednesday.
The VP Biden’s NSA Anthony Blinken:
“But when I say small, I’m not talking thousands, I’m talking dozens or maybe hundreds, that’s typically how much we would see.”
Murdoc is guessing that the number will be significantly higher. Perhaps most will be in Kuwait or on ships in the gulf, so not “in Iraq.” It sure isn’t only going to be a few Marines providing security for our embassy, though.
This seems like a crazy thing to go on the record with.