Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "that Trump will not turn back due to this act of terrorism because I have seen his determination to withdraw."Newsweek
President Trump has been briefed on an attack on U.S. soldiers in Syria in which several troops reportedly were killed by the Islamic State, the White House said Wednesday. "The president has been fully briefed, and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria," said White House presswww.washingtontimes.com
The United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday.U.S.
For hard-pressed Afghan troops, uncertainty over a planned withdrawal of U.S. forces has raised fears that they will lose American air support, one of the few decisive advantages over increasingly confident Taliban fighters.IN
Eleven years after the United States began building an Afghan air force, it remains a frustrating work in progress, even as Taliban gains have increased the need.www.nytimes.com
If maintaining pressure on Iran was his aim, President Trump has just shot himself in the foot, writes analyst Lina KhatibTime
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren argued that “stay forever” was “not a policy, we can't do that.”Newsweek