Trump Orders U.S. Troops To Withdraw From Syria

Headline Roundup December 20th, 2018

President Trump has called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria, in opposition to some national security advisors, and to the frustration of some members of Congress who were not consulted.

Trump Orders U.S. Troops To Withdraw From Syria

From the Center
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Senate Republicans uncharacteristically lashed out at President Trump on Wednesday for announcing a sudden and immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, a decision that came without consulting Congress and seemed to catch the Pentagon off guard.

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From the Right
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OPINION

President Trump’s order Wednesday to remove all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria should be seen and celebrated for what it is: a great victory over the ISIS terrorist group and the fulfillment of his pledge not to do nation-building.

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From the Left
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Seated at the head of his Situation Room conference table, President Donald Trump was adamant: American troops must come home from Syria. He had just announced as much to a crowd in Ohio. The assembled military and national security advisers told him the move was rash and unwise. So he gave them six months.

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