After reports of a letter from the U.S. military telling Iraq it plans to pull American troops out of the country, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday denied the U.S. was withdrawing troops, saying “there’s been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq." Chris Dignam has more.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency. Edward Baran reports.
On Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed the Iran war powers resolution, which would have limited the president's ability to wage war against Iran as he wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the country. Gloria Tso reports.
US military units are on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by the governor of Minnesota. The move from the Pentagon comes amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer. According to Reuters, it's unclear when the US military last invoked such a short timeline to potentially recall US troops. Normally, it would only take place in situations such as natural disasters.