US Orders Non-Emergency Staff to Leave Iraq

Shahla Arasteh and Carla Babb contributed to this report. CAPITOL HILL — The United States on Wednesday ordered its non-emergency employees to leave Iraq, as American lawmakers worried openly about a potential march to war with Iran. The drawdown of personnel at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and America’s consulate in Irbil comes as the Trump administration warns of potential threats against American forces in the Middle East from Iran or Iranian-backed proxies. The move sparked...

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