Following a decision to pull 2,000 U.S. forces from Syria in the coming weeks, President Trump also expedited Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation Sunday, and Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, resigned.
By Susannah George, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
By Associated Press
The reinforcements arrived after U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he was pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria.
By Joshua Barajas, Daniel Bush
Here’s why Mattis’ resignation has worried lawmakers and what it means for U.S. foreign policy going forward.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said President Trump “is abandoning the effort in Syria before it is completely finished," and that it is the job of Congress to attempt to convince him otherwise. Rubio joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the abrupt…
In our Friday news wrap, the Supreme Court ruled against President Trump’s ban on granting asylum to people who enter the U.S. illegally. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four more liberal justices in the 5 to 4 decision,…
By Robert Burns, Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
The Pentagon, roiled first by the surprise withdrawal order from Trump and then the abrupt resignation of Mattis, offered no information about how the withdrawal will happen or how long it will take, apparently because they don't know.
In our news wrap Thursday, Wall Street plunged again amid slumping tech stocks, rising interest rates and fears of an impending government shutdown. The Dow Jones was down 464 points, the Nasdaq dropped 108 and the S&P 500 slid 39.
By Julie Watson, Paul Elias, Associated Press
After a more than year-long legal battle with the Trump administration for a travel ban waiver, Shaima Swileh arrived Wednesday night to say goodbye to her 2-year-old son Abdullah.
By Philip Issa, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is declaring victory over the Islamic State group in Syria, but the militants remain a deadly force, and U.S. partners warn a premature U.S. withdrawal will allow them to storm back. Here's a look at the president's…
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