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The American newspaper "Star Tribune" stopped at the meanings of US President Joe Biden's announcement of the end of the combat mission of American soldiers in Iraq at the end of this year, noting the great significance of the announcement's implications, and that the majority of the forces that will remain will be reclassified their role, but they will not withdraw quickly.
The American newspaper indicated in a report; He indicated that despite Biden's announcement of the end of the combat mission, and its transformation into training, advisory and support missions to deal with the threats of ISIS, a limited number of soldiers will be redeployed, and that the majority of the 2,500 soldiers currently in Iraq will remain, and their mission will be reclassified to become in the areas of training and advice. .
The newspaper considered this a "wise" move, given the threat posed by ISIS, which is resurrecting itself, and the existing threats from Iran, which already enjoys enormous influence in Iraq, including with Shiite militias responsible for attacks on American soldiers.
And she added that during the upcoming elections, it will become clear whether Biden's precise policy will be sufficient to stabilize the political position of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, noting that it is not likely to satisfy the most hostile Shiite opposition groups, which demanded a complete American withdrawal.
However, the newspaper considered that the political transformations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the renewed efforts to end the era of detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, confirm Biden's determination to end the "eternal wars", and to shift more broadly from the era of the "war on terror", towards Asia, especially towards China, A country that, unanimously, foreign policy experts present the greatest geopolitical challenges.
She added that just as Barack Obama's administration's vision of heading towards Asia faltered, due to the emergence of ISIS and the continuation of the regional conflict, the Middle East may also confuse the Biden administration, noting that this had previously happened in Iraq before when US forces were forced to return militarily to a country that had withdrawn. from it in 2011 in order to eliminate and defeat ISIS.
In exchange for Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is popular among the Americans, the Americans, the Pentagon and the allies may sound the alarm if the Taliban takes control of the country again and returns to the practice of brutality, especially against women and girls, that characterized its previous rule, and it is likely that is happening.
The American newspaper stated that other threats remain, including expansion by Iran, which has chosen a new hard-line president who may eventually reject Biden's attempt to negotiate a return to the Iranian nuclear agreement, noting Iran's "malign" roles in other regions, including Yemen, which is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, in Syria, where Iran and Russia supported the Assad regime, and also in Lebanon, which is falling into an economic abyss that further destabilizes it.
She noted that these crises, including the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and the constant threats of terrorism, could all attract the United States to the region.
That is why the newspaper concluded by saying that Biden was not wrong about the need for a strategy to focus on China, but he would have reassured the country and the world, had he dealt with the withdrawal in Afghanistan as is the case in Iraq.
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