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US troops are still in Syria and nobody can give a good answer as to why
The U.S. military’s presence in Syria is a mission looking for a strategy.
US Troops to Pull Out of Syria
On October 8, 2019, the United States announced plans to pull its remaining troops out of northeast Syria.
US halts secretive drone program with Turkey over Syria incursion
The United States has halted a secretive military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants, four U.S. officials told Reuters
Pence makes surprise visit to Iraq to reassure Kurds (and US troops) that they’re not forgotten
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds that they have the United States' support, and to visit with American service members deployed there ahead of Thanksgiving.
She’s photographed every major war of the last 20 years. Marine Corps boot camp was something else entirely
"I understand why it's done intellectually, but it was tough to be around so much screaming all the time."
US troops have killed al-Baghdadi’s most likely replacement as ISIS leader, Trump says
"Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's number one replacement has been terminated by American troops"
Chaos at the Pentagon as military strategy changes with every Trump tweet
In past wars, it was possible to mark the U.S. military's positions with flags on paper maps. But we live in the age of Twitter, and since the commander in chief seems to be visited by the Good Idea Fairy every 15 minutes, there is no way to have an updated map of where U.S. forces are.
The Germans have a plan to save Syria
Germany's defense minister presented to NATO her proposal for a security zone in northern Syria on Thursday, receiving support from Turkey and the United States but also a warning from the alliance's chief it may involve the United Nations
Trump declares mission accomplished in Syria
"Turkey, Syria, and all forms of the Kurds have been fighting for centuries," the president said. "We have done them a great service and we've done a great job for all of them – and now we're getting out."
Russia, Turkey agree to conduct joint patrols in northern Syria to establish new ‘safe zone’
A Kurdish official confirmed that U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces had completed their withdrawal from the region
Turkey may resume its assault on Syria even as some Kurdish fighters have yet to withdraw, Erdogan says
"All will have to get out," Erdogan said. "The process will not end before they are out."
‘Go, go!’ Syrians pelt US vehicles with rocks and potatoes
Civilians shouted "Go, America liar!"
US soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump’s Syria withdrawal
"I trusted them with my life ... I fought with these guys and watched them die for us."
Pentagon considers leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil
"The purpose is to deny access, specifically revenue to ISIS (Islamic State) and any other groups," SecDef Esper said Monday.
Shells are still falling in Syria despite a five-day ceasefire agreement with Turkey
Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize
Turkey allegedly used chemical weapons on the Kurdish civilians Trump left vulnerable in Syria
The United Nations is investigating the possible use of chemical weapons in the conflict in northeastern Syria. The Kurdish Red Crescent has raised concerns about Turkish forces and Turkish-supported opposition forces using chemical weapons
They started the US war against ISIS. Now they have an important message for Trump on abandoning the Kurds
You've heard from politicians. You've heard from pundits. Now it's time you hear from two U.S. military veterans who were among the first to take the fight to ISIS five years ago — and know exactly what an irrevocable mistake the administration of President Donald Trump has made in Syria
US bombs its own ammo dump in Syria as most troops beat a hasty retreat from the country
"Blowing the ammo was part of the plan. Abandoning unguarded ammo would not be prudent."
Trump reportedly called Mattis the ‘world’s most overrated general’ in a chaotic Syria meeting
The account from numerous officials came during an afternoon closed door meeting with congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday
Meet the retired Navy admiral running for president who is being ignored by most of the media
"If you have a commander in chief, you better have someone who, when faced a decision to use our military, will know how it will end before deciding if it's wise to begin," said retired Rear Adm. Joe Sestak.
US troops left behind dick drawings at an abandoned Syrian camp they knew Russian soldiers would take over
Nothing says "hello" from one fighting force to another like a bunch of crude dick drawings
‘Not angels’ — Trump washes his hands of the Kurds who fought alongside the US against ISIS in Syria
"We made a lot of money for them to fight with us, and that's okay. They did well when they fought with us. They didn't do so well when they didn't fight with us."
Trump’s new national security adviser dispatched to Turkey to halt assault on Syria
The Trump administration hopes to limit the fallout from the invasion, despite the Turkish President's insistence that there would be no ceasefire.
As Syria plunges deeper into chaos, all sides are spinning like crazy to win the propaganda war
With northeast Syria engulfed in the fog of war, the Turks, Russians, and Kurds have all launched their own propaganda campaigns to win the battle over information