The visit, which was not announced in advance, came against the backdrop of mounting controversies over Trump's plans to withdraw forces from the Middle East, the ongoing government shutdown, and an apparently coincidental New York Times article that explored the president's past avoidance of military service.
More than 5,000 American troops are deployed in Iraq - the lowest number since a US -led coalition invaded the Middle Eastern country in 2003.
It comes a week Trump announced a withdrawal of US troops from Syria, as well as the subsequent resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Trump has also wanted to end protracted USA involvement in overseas conflicts, and to force allies to pay more for the costs that he says fall disproportionately on American taxpayers.
President Trump says he has "no plans at all" to remove USA troops from the country; Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon.
Trump has also faced negative headlines for wanting to pull troops from Afghanistan, where they have been since 2001.
Nine migrants had to be rescued after their dinghy's engine failed, and they are now being assessed at the Coastguard tent. Three suspected migrants spotted in a small boat in the Channel have been brought ashore by the Border Force.
Asked whether he foresees Rice winning a century of caps if he chooses to stay with Ireland, the manager said: "I'd say so". London-born Rice, 19, is considering a switch to play for England having won three friendly caps for the Republic.
The Kansas City Royals right-handed pitcher Brady Singer gave his parents something incredible this Christmas. In the letter, Singer reveals his gift to his parents after thanking them for helping him reach his dreams.
I want to play hard for him, I want to play hard for everybody in that locker room. "When you're not winning, it's tough". It's tough especially being apart of an organization that's so used to elite play and get elite wins.
Whether your searching for the ideal gift or the flawless deal, Christmas Eve has been a busy day for stores. Walgreens stores that are normally open 24 hours a day will be open with normal hours on Christmas Day.
A Colorado low tracking towards the Great Lakes and northeastward across the regions will give heavy snow and blowing snow. Forecasters said there's a 50 percent chance of snow on Wednesday, and a 20 percent chance on Thursday.
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