The U.S. Seemed to Be Leaving Iraq. But It Was All an ‘Honest Mistake.’
Alissa J. Rubin
A letter saying that the U.S. was “repositioning forces” for “movement out of Iraq” produced headlines around the world that a withdrawal had begun.
The New York Times
“It was an honest mistake,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, told reporters at the Pentagon. “That letter is a draft, it was a mistake, it was unsigned, it should not have been released.”