Currently the United States has 4,565 military personnel in Iraq who are training, advising and assisting Iraq’s military in the fight against ISIS. With the additional increase, the authorized troop number for Iraq will rise to 5,262.
So the troop level is getting close to what Trump wanted left in Iraq. Trump, if elected, should be pleased Obama is going to leave him looking good.
On the other hand, like Bush, it could be that the Republicans could blame him for the increase, if a nasty war breaks out again.
But what are the chances that will happen?
Source: Defense Secretary Says 615 More US Troops Will Be Deployed to Iraq – ABC News