"Oh, we're withdrawing", he said, adding that it would happen "over a period of time". Trump, in his December 19 pullout announcement, cited the same reasons, arguing that troops had no need to stay in the war-torn country. "Just doing what I said I was going to do!"
Arab states, including some that once backed rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, are seeking to reconcile with him after decisive gains by his forces in the war, aiming to expand their clout in Syria at the expense of non-Arab Turkey and Iran. That's a nightmare for Israel.
Graham, who as a member of the Armed Services committee has frequently visited United States troops in combat zones, was once a frequent critic of Trump but, reversing course, now frequently defends him and seems to have gained privileged access to the president's ear.
Turkey considers the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which now controls almost 30 percent of Syria, a terrorist group linked to fighting within its own borders.
The senator's remarks after the White House meeting were considerably modulated from his tone earlier in the day, when he told ABC television's "This Week" that "if we leave (Syria) now, the Kurds will get slaughtered". Graham goes on to explain that during the President's recent stop in Iraq, his military commanders made it clear that ISIS is not "destroyed" yet, though they are on the ropes.
In this photo from April 28, 2017, U.S. forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armored vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey. "I campaigned against the NEVER ENDING WARS, remember!", he concluded in the third tweet. The pro-US Kurds had asked for Syrian troops to be deployed first at Manbij, then throughout the North East of Syria, above the Euphrates.
"But we want to protect the Kurds, nevertheless, we want to protect the Kurds". The State Department's Syria team led by James Jeffrey and Joel Rayburn and the president's national security adviser John Bolton are advocating a slow pullout, and the Pentagon is preparing a list of options for the president.
This is the Trump equivalent of "read my lips, no new taxes" only in this case I don't think he's likely to reverse course. By passing this bill in the Senate but blocking it in the House on Trump's order, Republicans boxed themselves in.
The 7-year-old girl's mother was shot, too, Gonzalez said. "He didn't even know who she was", she said. The suspect, who authorities are describing as a white male in his 40s, fled the scene in a red truck.
Besides the prohibitive financial considerations, Golden State wanted to keep its 15th roster spot open for now. He'll also got a major boost in pay after signing a two-year, $1.44 million deal with the Warriors in 2016.
Detroit scored again as time wound down until intermission on a 13-yard gallop by Zach Zenner with 1:06 showing on the clock. Rodgers finishes the season with 4,416 passing yard with 25 touchdowns and two interceptions and a 97.8 passer rating.
In recent times, Manchester City had faced the most trouble from Liverpool both in Champions League and Premier League . Michael Owen is tipping Liverpool FC to secure a draw against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.
Arriaga's brother Adrian Virgen , 25, and co-worker Erik Razo Quiroz , 32, were arrested as accessories after the fact. Trump tweeted about the shooting on Thursday, days after the December 22 partial shutdown of the federal government.
The All-Star point guard signed a massive four-year, $170 million contract extension in 2017 that will kick in next season. As the team's starting point guard and half of the All-Star backcourt, Wall will obviously be hard to replace.
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti added that it was the sort of behaviour which was holding back Italian football. Also, Koulibaly was suspended for two matches - one for the red card and one for applauding the referee.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was up less than 1 percent, while markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong were down less than half a percent. Even so, the market remains headed for what could be its steepest annual loss since the financial crisis.
Netflix's 'Stranger Things' returns in July 2019
All of that culminates in the Dick Clark New Year's footage spinning upside down and flashing a brief glimpse of the Mind Flayer. Meaning that our next installment of Eleven and the gang will land on Independence Day, 2019.
Guardiola says De Bruyne could miss Liverpool clash
It promises to be a fascinating tactical tussle. "It's about continuing that and trying to build on every game that we play". We did quite well. "It's just not important, we wanted to win the game". "You can lose two, and three, and four, five".
Iranians found on English beach as Channel crossings mount
Mr Javid has appointed a "gold commander" to take overall charge of the situation and make strategic decisions about the response. Compared to other influxes of migrants and refugees, the numbers trying to cross the Channel recently are tiny.
Finally, a Bears-Vikings finale in Minnesota with meaning
If the Vikings win, the most likely scenario would be a return trip to Soldier Field for a playoff game on January 5 or 6. He has 271 yards (209 rushing) the past two weeks and 460 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns over the past four games.