World Jan 24

Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry a huge Iraqi flag at a protest against what they say is U.S. presence and violations in Iraq, in Baghdad, Iraq January 24, 2020. Photo by Alaa al-Marjani/Reuters
Iraqis rally to demand U.S. troops leave

Rather than draw down, Americans have poured 20,000 additional troops in the Middle East to counter what Washington describes as an escalating threat from Iran.