A U.S. soldier at the K1 Air Base northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq before a planned U.S. pullout on March 29, 2020.
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President-elect Joe Biden will seek to draw down the U.S. presence in Iraq due to long-standing domestic political pressure, shifting the foreign policy focus to other objectives such as near-peer competition with China and Russia. This will create room for Iran, its proxies and others to gain more influence in Iraq....
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