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U.S. Ambassador Bill Roebuck, the special envoy for the anti-ISIS campaign in Syria, sent a scathing memo to the Trump administration, criticizing it for not doing enough stop the Turkish-backed military assault into the Syrian border.

The 3,200 word memo, which was obtained by The New York Times, was dated October 31 and delivered to representatives in the State Department, the White House, and Defense Department. Titled "Standing By as Turks Cleanse Kurds in Northern Syria and De-Stabilize our [Defeat ISIS] Platform in the Northeast," Roebuck questioned the U.S/'s efforts to dissuade Turkey from sending militants to the border and said it was a "tough call" in determining whether it would have prevented Turkey's offensive earlier in October.

"But we won't know because we didn't try," Roebuck reportedly said in the memo.

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Acting U.S. ambassador Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, testified that senior U.S. officials could not advise President Donald Trump to release military aid to Ukraine because it was too difficult to schedule.

According to a transcript of a closed-door testimony with House investigators for their impeachment inquiry, Taylor was asked why the security assistance for U.S.-backed Ukraine was on hold. The immediate release of a $400 million military package, Taylor explained, was agreed upon unanimously "of every level of interagency discussion."

Taylor went on to tell House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff of California that a meeting to advise the president was "hard to schedule" because they were "on different trips at different times."

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Pvt. Bowe Berghdal has been granted a review of his case to determine if tweets and comments made by President Donald Trump irrevocably tainted his original trial and therefore constitute grounds for his sentence to be dismissed.

The order was posted on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces website on Nov. 4, and first reported by Military Times.

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U.S. troops stationed in Syria have yet to receive guidance on their mission, including the basic rules of engagement, according to a military official in a CNN report published Monday.

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A pooch resembling the hero dog who took part in the raid that brought down the leader of ISIS last month was asked some ruff questions in a sketch on "Saturday Night Live."

The segment, which aired during Saturday's episode, featured a pooch that looks like Conan, along with a translator (Cecily Strong) who interpreted what all of the dog's growls and gestures meant during a mock press conference following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher plans on asking President Donald Trump for a presidential pardon, his family announced on Thursday.

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