McGurk right that Trump has sent 14,000 troops to Middle East since May

Posted on AllSides October 22nd, 2019
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President Donald Trump has insisted that his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Syrian border with Turkey is a step toward getting the United States out of "endless" wars.

But one critic of the move says Trump is breaking his own promise by sending troops back into other parts of the Middle East.

The Pentagon has said it will shift about 1,000 American troops from Syria to western Iraq. Brett McGurk, Trump’s former special envoy for the coalition to counter the Islamic State, said leaving Syria opens the...

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