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A US soldier wearing a Syrian Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) badge as US troops pull out of their largest base in northern Syria, in the town of Tal Tamr, October 20, 2019

The story behind a soldier’s act of solidarity with the US allies Trump is leaving behind in Syria

A US solider was photographed wearing a patch in apparent solidarity with the Kurdish-backed forces that the US is leaving behind.

‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’: Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him ‘overrated&#...

"And you have to admit, between me and Meryl, at least we've had some victories," he added at the Al Smith dinner.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's new cover photo on Twitter.

Nancy Pelosi took a photo that Trump tweeted to accuse her of having a ‘meltdown’ and made it her cover photo

The photo was taken at a meeting after the House voted to condemn the US withdrawal from Syria. Pelosi also said the president had a "meltdown."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

The US defense secretary gives US’s strongest condemnation yet of Turkey’s ‘unacceptable incursion’ in Syria

"Turkey's unilateral action was unnecessary and impulsive," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, adding that US-Turkish relations was now "damaged."
A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter fires during clashes in the border town of Ras al-Ain on October 13, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria.

Kurdish forces strike a deal with Assad’s army as they battle an intensifying Turkish assault in northern Syria

The Kurdish-led administration said that the Syrian army would assist Kurdish forces in the northeast and help "liberate" areas held by Turkish rebels.
Turkish soldiers prepare armored vehicles before crossing the border into Syria on October 09, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey.

Turkish strikes are causing chaos on the Syrian border — here’s what you need to know

Turkey is waging a campaign against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, leading to confusion, casualties, and rebukes from foreign governments.
Robert Gates, then secretary of defense, with then-Gen. Jim Mattis, center, and then-Lt. Gen. John Allen, right, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, August 11, 2010.

‘This is just chaos’: Retired Marine general condemns Trump’s decision to stand down as Turkey launches military attacks in Syria

"We don't do strategy, and we shouldn't be doing foreign policy, by tweet," retired US Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said.
Fighters from SDF in Baghouz, Syria.

Trump’s shocking decision to pull US troops out of Syria could lead to thousands of ISIS fighters escaping from jail, Syrian official warns

Turkey is poised to launch a long-awaited offensive into northern Syria, which could destabilize the already war-torn nation even further.
Syrian Democratic Forces fighters raise an SDF flag at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, March 23, 2019.

ISIS’ ‘caliphate’ is no more — 14 photos of its last days under a US-backed onslaught

Five years after ISIS stormed across Iraq and Syria, the group's final territory has been liberated from militants who dug in with tunnel networks.
Warren Christopher Clark, who was captured in Syria in early January, sat down with NBC News.

A Texas school teacher who sent his resume to ISIS was captured in Syria, and he says he has no regrets

Warren Christopher Clark said he "went to go see exactly what their group was about," but that he never took up arms for the caliphate.