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Top U.S. General Rebukes Trump's Syria Troop Withdrawal
Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, said ISIS is still functioning and needs "our continued military pressure."
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Says Syrian Dictator Bashar Assad Isn't Enemy Of U.S.
The congresswoman and Democratic presidential contender was engaged in a tense discussion on "Morning Joe."
2020 Democratic Hopefuls Quietly Endorse Trump's Middle East Withdrawals
A big, bipartisan majority voiced opposition to a "precipitous" military drawdown in Syria and Afghanistan. Democratic presidential contenders sided with Trump.
Marie Colvin: U.S. Court Finds Syria Liable For Journalist's Killing
By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is liable for $302.5 million in damages, a judge ruled.
Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals
Most Senate Democrats likely to or already declared as running for president in 2020 opposed the move.
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Don't Count The Kurds Out Yet
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
Trump's Syria pullout endangers the Kurds, Arabs and Christians who've fought ISIS — but they've got more on their minds than U.S. policy.
Israel Strikes Iranian Military Targets In Syria
By Aron Heller, AP
The Israeli military is giving more information on its activities in Syria than it used to.
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Fox News' Chris Wallace Grills Mike Pence For Claiming ISIS 'Defeated' Hours After Attack
The vice president took heat for claiming "ISIS has been defeated" the same day four Americans were killed in a suicide blast in Syria.
CBS Correspondent Warns ISIS ‘Will Re-Emerge’ Emboldened After U.S. Syria Pullout
“You can take away their territory, but they still exist," Charlie D’Agata says.
Many 2020 Democrats Silent On Trump's Afghanistan, Syria Withdrawals
HuffPost contacted a dozen likely presidential candidates to ask where they stand.
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Deadly Blast Strikes Near Patrol Of U.S.-Led Coalition In Syria
By Bassem Mroue, AP
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack.
Trump Threatens Turkey With Economic Devastation If It Attacks Kurdish Fighters
His warning was met with sharp rebuke from Ankara.
Jim Carrey Mocks Mike Pompeo’s ‘Amazing Gracelessness’ In Scathing New Drawing
The secretary of state is touring the Middle East to defend Trump’s controversial decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
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U.S. Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria Amid Confusion Over Timetable
By Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, AP
A U.S. official confirmed the withdrawal but declined to comment on specific plans or movements.
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Americans' Views Of Trump Are Probably Shaping Their Opinions On Syria
The president's opponents are now far more likely than his supporters to say the U.S. has a responsibility in Syria.
Bolton Gets No Assurances From Turkey On Safety Of Kurdish Allies In Syria
By Zeke Miller, AP
John Bolton will leave Turkey without meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
John Bolton Says Certain Conditions Must Be Met Before U.S. Withdraws From Syria
By Zeke Miller, AP
President Donald Trump's national security adviser appeared to backpedal on the president's initial promise for an immediate pullout.
Elizabeth Warren Backs Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Syria And Afghanistan
But the senator criticized Trump's sudden tweet on Syria and his failure to discuss his plans with America's allies.
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Mike Pompeo Is The Spineless Personification Of Donald Trump's Nihilist Foreign Policy
Richard North Patterson
His sycophancy stands in stark contrast to Jim Mattis' principled resignation.
Lindsey Graham Suggests Donald Trump 'Re-evaluating' Syria Withdrawal Plan
"I think the president’s trip to Iraq was eye-opening," the Republican senator said.
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Trump Pins Syria Hopes On Turkish Leader Close To Putin And Wary Of U.S. Allies
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS," Trump claimed. But analysts and U.S. officials blame Erdogan for letting extremists gain ground in the first place.
Rand Paul Praises Trump's Syria Pullout: 'These People' Should 'Fight For Themselves'
“Can they not do anything?" the senator asked about Syrians.
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Mulvaney: Trump's Syria Withdrawal Hated By Officials, But 'Ordinary' People Love It!
Fox News' Chris Wallace fired back, “I mean, really, we’re going to make this a plebiscite?”
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Trump Calls Envoy Brett McGurk's Resignation A 'Nothing Event' By A 'Grandstander'
McGurk told colleagues he couldn't carry out president's orders in Syria and "maintain my integrity."
U.S. Envoy To Anti-ISIS Coalition Brett McGurk Quits Over Trump's Syria Move
He accelerated his plan to leave by around two months after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his own departure.
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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Stunned Trump Is Doing Vladimir Putin’s ‘Bidding’ On Syria
Smith slams the president's decision to withdraw troops from Syria "unprecedented in American history."
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