Looks like we’re ratcheting down our military involvement in Iraq. Looks can be deceiving. The 50,000 troops left may not be called ‘combat brigades” but they’re equipped and trained to do anything that’s needed. Additionally, the troops sent to Kuwait are just a stones throw away. Never underestimate the government’s ability to ‘paint the right picture’. It’s all marketing.
Combat operations have ended
In Iraq with the troops that contended.
They’ve moved to Kuwait
To wait at the gate
In case of events unintended.