President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Tuesday the dismissal of Chris Krebs, the head of the Agency for Infrastructure Security and Information Security, who challenged the allegations of fraud in the presidential election brought by the White House leader, reports AFP.
“Chris Krebs’ recent statement on the security of the 2020 elections has been extremely inaccurate, as there have been massive irregularities and fraud,” President Trump wrote. and computer security, with immediate effect “.
Last week, the agency said the 2020 election was “the safest in American history,” according to the dpa.
For his part, Krebs also turned to Twitter to dismiss false allegations of electoral fraud, often promoted by Donald Trump.
As director of the agency, Krebs was one of the top US officials who helped secure the voting infrastructure from the risk of outside interference or internal fraud.
The United States will reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in each of the two countries by January 15 next year, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told AFP on Tuesday.
Miller explained that the cut is aimed at ending a “war of a generation,” a recognition that the United States has had troops in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003.
About 2,000 soldiers will be withdrawn from the first, and about 500 from the second.
The decision reflects the US president’s desire to “successfully end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and bring our brave soldiers back home,” Miller said.
He said he had discussed the matter with US allies, including NATO, as well as the Afghan government.
Critics say the withdrawal from Afghanistan will undermine the country’s fragile security and affect peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban insurgents.