Senior Republicans have voiced their alarm at US plans to withdraw some of its forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The US Department of Defense confirmed that, the US is to cut its number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq by two thousand five hundred.
President Donald Trump has long called for troops to come home and has criticized US interventions abroad. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell usually a staunch defender of Mr Trump called the plan “a mistake”.
He also warned the president against taking any earthshaking changes in regards to defence and foreign policy before leaving the White House.
The US president-elect, Joe Biden has said he is weary of their longest war in Afghanistan but also said there was a need to end the war responsibly.