No plans for full US withdrawal from Iraq, says US Central Command

The top commander of US forces in the Middle East told lawmakers that he does not foresee a full US withdrawal from Iraq amid continued dialogue with officials in Baghdad.

“That move is not contemplated,” head of US Central Command Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie told members of the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing on Tuesday.

“I don’t see us withdrawing completely from Iraq in the future,” he said.