Why the US would stay in Iraq
Biden confirms U.S. military will end combat role in Iraq by end of the year, concluding its combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year. But without American forces on the ground here in a position to assist in combat if needed, the ISIS threat will grow exponentially — not just in this country, but potentially around the world.
President Biden knows that the US has allies in the region who wish to see American forces remain. ISIS is already coming back with a vengeance in the region. It is believed that there are more than 7,000 Islamic State fighters in Iraq who have been able to evade capture.
As the US prepares to end its combat mission in Iraq, the threat in our region is growing. Biden must commit to maintaining a US presence in Syria and Iraq, not only for Iraqi Kurdistan’s safety, but for America’s and the world’s to ensure that ISIS militants are given no space to grow their ambitions and kill more innocent civilians.