Months of pressure from US lawmakers, European allies and defense officials forced President Trump Donald John Trump Average taxes recover double figures, IRS data show that the White House warns Maduro that Venezuela is ordering partial closure of the border with the Columbia Administration of Trump directs another 1,000 troops to the Mexican border. MORE to abandon one of the biggest decisions taken during the two years in the White House: its plan to withdraw the US forces from Syria. Trump has agreed to leave about 400 soldiers in Syria just two months after announcing that the terrorist organization ISIS is defeated in the country and that 2,000 US soldiers will be withdrawn there.
the number of several hundred will remain in northeastern Syria as part of multinational forces, "Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Sean Robertson told reporters on Friday. Multinational observation and observation forces will be composed of NATO allies who, together with the US forces, will maintain stability and prevent the resurgence of Isis in Syria. "
" [The] The change follows the repudiation of legislators, including within the president's own party, as well as the lack of support among European allies for Trump's surprising December 1
"I think the administration looked high and low for allies who agreed with their approach, whether on the Capitol Hill or in the military or elsewhere, they did not find any support for that," said John Alterman, a Middle East expert in the Center for Strategic and International Studies
The decision upset the Republicans and some Democrats on the Capitol who said they were left. "The talks and alarmed that the withdrawal of troops would only benefit US opponents Iran and Russia, the mainstream
Defense officials meanwhile also said they were not consulted about the decision they said they would not have done against the fear that ISIS could gain new positions in the absence of US forces .Pressing Trump to withdraw troops also led to the resignation of former Defense Minister James Matisse James Norman Mathis: Defense of the Day: Demos Launches Vote against Trump's Urgent Statement | PP expects several shortcomings Trump doubles number of soldiers staying in Syria to 400 Trump administrations to 400 people remaining in Syria The Syrian administration led by the Kurds welcomes Trump's decision to leave troops in the region MORE two days after it was announced.
That would not be my military meeting at the time … I would not make this proposal, frankly, "said the head of the US Central Command, General Joseph Volet earlier this month.
Altermann said the change in Trump's plans was the result of a two-month process that had to take place before the President's initial declaration, a process that included information from defense officials, lawmakers, and allies.
The withdrawal of troops was a bottom-up effort in the government, "he said. "The President did not get a series of options and considered a number of options in deciding to download. It seems the president did not want this process. This process seems to have occurred [but] that it should have happened before the president's statement, not after it. "
Altherman added that while the administration is looking for people to support their opinion," from Saint-Germain. they know they sympathize, they can not obey this approach. Trump meanwhile, Trump has denied that leaving 400 soldiers to go back has been reversed from his original plan, telling reporters on Friday that "I do not turn the course" and reiterate that ISIS is "100% defeated."
"I did something that no one else could do, and in another short period of time, like hours, you will hear – hours and days – hear about the caliphate." The Pentagon was not officially declared to be defeated by Isis, of defense think that about 1,000 fighters still remain, although his physical presence has not diminished Many military and intelligence officers believe that the extremist group is still a threat
Since December lawmakers have made concerted efforts to push Trump, to change the course, like Graham – often often for a trumpeter of Trump politics – announces a withdrawal from the end of April "the stupidest idea I have ever heard."
Congress also expressed clear concern about the Kurdish forces in Syria, making up the majority of the Syrian Democratic (SDF), the group used to help Washington defeat Isis in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new attack on the group Ankara considers terrorists linked to Kurdish rebels in Turkey.
The administration last month set conditions for full troop withdrawals, including assurances from Turkey that they would not target US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, but Turkey is reluctant to make such promises of protection.
All warnings and repulsion seem to have effect this week.
A senior administrative officer told reporters that the 400 troops to be left in Syria would be divided between a group of about 200 people to create and maintain a safe area currently under negotiation for Northeastern Syria, and 200 in the US military base in Al-Tang.
based in Al-Tinf, near the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordan, will remain "in the foreseeable future," while US soldiers in the safe area will be part of the estimated 800-1,500 troy
Robertson would not confirm in Friday Whether Some European Countries Have Introduced Soldiers In The Safety Zone
Asked Friday whether he is confident that the Allies will strengthen the role of such a president General Joseph Dunford simply replied, "I am."
Trump later on Friday described his latest vision of a military presence in Syria.
"We can leave a small force, along with others, in force, whether it's NATO soldiers or anyone, so that [ISIS] does not start again," he said. – And I'm OK, that's very small, a small part of the people we have. " And many people like this idea. "
He also hinted that 1600 soldiers to be withdrawn could be sent to other countries in the region, including Iraq," where we have a very powerful base. "
as Trump allowed little power to remain, Altherman said the administration had already broken its position in negotiating large concessions in the country.
"With the reverse announcement, you have prevented a catastrophic mistake, but for that – you announce the total withdrawal and then two months later you say" well, it's really only partial "- you gave up a tremendous benefit you can get from working along with other antagonists in Syria, "he said. 19659004] "First, announcing that we took it out, and then we went back to that … we do not get anything in return for the withdrawal of 1,600 soldiers."
The lawmakers of the SP, meanwhile, seem relieved to change this week , despite limited details by the administration ahead
Chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee James Inhofe James (Jim) Mountain InhoffExpert cautious of the assurances of Shanhan with the impending presence of Trump's money: urgent to build a wall | (1965) (R-Okla.) Said that the departure of a small force in Syria "ensures that the country is in a state of emergency, each withdrawal reflects the conditions of the earth "and provides stability
And Graham said in a statement Thursday evening that the White House's new plan" ensures that Turkey and SDF elements that have helped us defeat Isis will not come into conflict . "
] "This will ensure that Isis will not return and Iran does not fill the vacuum that would have been left if we completely retreated," Graham said. "With this decision, President Trump has decided to follow reasonable military advice. This decision will ensure that we will not repeat the mistakes of Iraq in Syria. "