More than 20 tapes released after a Freedom of Information Act request reveal a trove of conversations secretly recorded by President Ronald Reagan in the White House situation room.
One tape contained an apology from Reagan to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for not warning her about the 1983 invasion of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada, after a Marxist coup toppled the government there. Grenada is part of the British Commonwealth of Nations.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighboring Iraq the day after Christmas.
Inside a canvas Quonset hut, one of the arced prefabricated structures used by the military and surrounded by concertina wire, Trump received operational briefs from U.S. commanders suggesting a territorial victory against Islamic State was within sight, but the military needed just a bit more time, U.S. officials said.
In a message to the force sent Tuesday, Adm. Karl L. Schultz said both he and the Department of Homeland Security Secretary remain "fully engaged" on the missing pay issue, which have caused "anxiety and uncertainty" for Coasties and their families.