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Trump to Saddle Biden With Last-Minute Flurry of Policy Moves

  • Administration rushes to enact policies before inauguration
  • Troop withdrawals, oil leases, Fed nominee all moving forward
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Biden Says Trump’s Delay on Transition ‘Embarrassing'

President Donald Trump is rushing to leave his final mark on energy, financial and foreign policy while stalling the transition to President-elect Joe Biden -- who warned that further delays in the handoff risk increasing the coronavirus death toll.

The Pentagon told military commanders on Monday it would draw down U.S. deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan to about 2,500 troops in each country by the end of the year. The announcement followed administration moves to escalate tensions with Iran and China, offering the incoming president unenviable choices as he seeks to revive international accords struck under former President Barack Obama.