U.S. Moves Some Cargo From Syria but Pace of Withdrawal Uncertain

The U.S. military has begun moving equipment out of Syria as it pushes forward on President Trump’s order to withdraw forces, but planners are still sorting out details of how and when more than 2,000 troops will leave......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 12th, 2019

Trump Moves Up Departure Date for Defense Secretary Mattis

President Trump said he moved up the departure date for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis by two months and would slow the planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria after speaking to Turkey’s president......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjDec 24th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. military now may leave nearly 1,000 troops in Syria

The U.S. military is crafting plans to keep nearly 1,000 forces in Syria, U.S. officials said, a shift that comes three months after President Donald Trump ordered a complete withdrawal and is far more than the White House originally intended......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 17th, 2019

U.S. Allies Spurred a Partial Reversal of Trump"s Syria Withdrawal Plan

The Trump administration decision to keep hundreds of U.S. troops based in Syria was driven by allies who said they wouldn’t stay behind to prevent a resurgence of Islamic State without an American presence, a senior U.S. defense official said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 24th, 2019

Trump To Europe: Take Back 800 ISIS Foreign Fighters Or We"ll Be Forced To Release Them

Late Saturday evening President Trump lashed out at allies Britain, France, and Germany via twitter related to the United States' Syria withdrawal. He urged European nations to take respons.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 17th, 2019

U.S. Mideast Commander Sees Syria Withdrawal "Right on Track"

Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said the military is pulling equipment out of Syria in preparation for a troop withdrawal as the U.S.-led coalition has won a series of victories against Islamic State......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 11th, 2019

Dummy"s Guide To Decoding The Doublespeak On Syria

Authored by Peter Ford via, The prospect of US withdrawal from Syria has taken the use of doublespeak by frothing neocons and their liberal interventionist fellow travellers to a new level... Here to h.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 10th, 2019

US Military Finally Sets Target Date For "Full Withdrawal" From Syria

Here it is finally. The time has arrived for the fabled, confused and precarious US troop withdrawal from Syria despite the best efforts of neocons and interventionistas to permanently stall and alter course, per a new Wall Street Journal.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 7th, 2019

Trump Did Not Consult His Top Military General Before Announcing Withdrawal From Syria

"I was not co.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 5th, 2019

Who’s Still Fighting Who in Syria’s Eight-Year War

President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the approximately 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria though it remains unclear when they might go. Their departure would leave plenty of other combatants still on the battlefield as the civil war appro.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 16th, 2019

Who’s Still Fighting in the Syrian War and Why: QuickTake

President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the approximately 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. The departure of the Americans would leave plenty of other combatants still on the battlefield as the civil war approaches its eighth year. Govern.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 14th, 2019

U.S. Seeks to Soothe Turkey Tensions, Pompeo Says

The U.S. is working to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, adding that it is continuing to negotiate the transfer of military responsibility and the fate of its Kurdish allies......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 13th, 2019

"We Don"t Take Orders From Bolton": US Withdrawal From Syria Begins

Contrary to assurances from Trump's National Security Advisor, neocon John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who s.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 11th, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. military moving forward on Syria withdrawal plans

The U.S. military is moving ahead with its plans to withdraw all troops from Syria, in keeping with a White House directive in December, even though a U.S.-Turkey rift appears likely to delay the pullout, defense officials said......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 10th, 2019

Erdogan Rebuffs U.S. Call to Protect Kurds

President Trump’s plans for a rapid withdrawal of American troops from Syria were thrown into disarray when Turkey’s president rejected a request to protect U.S. allies fighting in the region, and instead threatened military strikes against them......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 9th, 2019

Lira Slides After Erdogan Refuses To Meet Bolton For Blocking Syria Withdrawal

Turkish President Erdogan sent the lira sliding .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 8th, 2019

Reasons To Believe In Trump"s Syria Withdrawal Are Vanishing

Reasons To Believe In Trump"s Syria Withdrawal Are Vanishing.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 7th, 2019

CBS News, Shutdown Plea, Syria Withdrawal: CEO Daily for January 7, 2019

Must-read business news, delivered every morning. Good morning. It takes a long time to kill a great brand. But Eddie Lampert may have finally succeeded. Sears, the iconic company that was founded in 1887 and .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 7th, 2019

Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is Conditional

The Trump administration won’t withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria unless Turkey offers a firm commitment not to target America’s Kurdish allies, White House national security adviser John Bolton said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 7th, 2019

Syria Withdrawal Now Depends On Turkish Guarantee Not To Attack Kurds

President Trump will only withdraw American troops from northern Syria if the Turkish government guarantees it won't attack US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces, accord.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 6th, 2019

Trump: Syria Is "Sand And Death", US Exit Will Be "Over A Period Of Time"

After early this week Trump's promised "full" and "immediate" US troop withdrawal from Syria was put on shaky ground following a prior meeting with hawk Sen. Lin.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 2nd, 2019