The Pentagon is reportedly open to the possibility of sending more American troops to Iraq in an expanded NATO training mission for Iraqi security forces. ~ snip ~ NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that NATO’s presence for the mission would jump from about 500 personnel to around 4,000, CNN reported. Austin reportedly “welcomed the expanded role” of NATO in Iraq, ~ snip ~ An increase in American involvement in Iraq would be a change in direction from policy under former President Donald Trump. Troop levels in the country fell to 2,500 by the end of Trump’s term. https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/19/...dle-east-pentagn-lloyd-austin-troop-increase/ And this, folks, is why I'll take substance over style any day of the week. And this is also why I'll take "America first" over "NATO first" any day of the week too. If those NATO countries think this is such a good idea, how about if the U.S. withdraws all its forces from Iraq and lets those Europeans take over the mission? I don't remember Joe Biden running on a platform of increasing the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, which means that if he does it, it will be his first big lie ... of omission.