US general slips into Iraq for talks to salvage relations

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The top United States (US) commander for the Middle East slipped quietly into Iraq on Tuesday, as the Trump administration works to salvage relations with Iraqi leaders and shut down the government’s push for an American troop withdrawal. Marine General Frank McKenzie became the most senior US military official to visit since an American drone strike in Baghdad last month killed a top Iranian general, enraging the Iraqis. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin