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Top US general in the Middle East thinks pulling troops out of Syria is a bad idea, but Trump never bothered to ask him

General Joseph Votel, the head of US Central Command, told CNN he also disagreed with the president's assertion that ISIS has been defeated.
Shamima Begum — here in an undated photo — fled the UK to join ISIS in 2015. She was 15 at the time.

The family of the 9-month pregnant British teen who joined ISIS insists she poses no danger even as the government threatens to stop her from returnin...

Shamima Begum fled ISIS's so-called caliphate in Syria after four years, and continued to speak like a convert in interviews with UK media this week.
From left: Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left Britain to travel to Syria

A British teen who fled with friends to join ISIS four years ago is now pregnant and living in a Syrian refugee camp. Here’s how her journey unf...

Shamima Begum and her classmates, Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana, fled East London in February 2015 for Syria, where they married ISIS fighters.
Shamima Begum — here in an undated photo — fled the UK to join ISIS in 2015. She was 15 at the time.

A 9-month pregnant British teen who fled to join ISIS in Syria wants to come home — but the UK won’t rescue her

Shamima Begum escaped her home in east London to join ISIS in Syria in 2015. She spoke about her "normal life" under ISIS to The Times of London.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who's running for president in 2020, continues to spark controversy with her unorthodox positions on foreign policy.

Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy frustrates centrist Democrats, draws cheers from anti-interventionists, and makes her political identity tough to...

Gabbard launched her campaign with an anti-war speech, going after both Democrats and Republicans "who never tire of war."
Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday made yet another controversial remark regarding Syria.

Tulsi Gabbard doubles-down on opposition to US intervention in Syria, says Syrian president and accused war criminal Assad is not America’s R...

"Assad is not the enemy of the United States because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States," Gabbard said.
ep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) speaks at a press conference on House Resolution 922 outside the U.S. Capitol July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Gabbard and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) spoke on reclaiming 'Congress's constitutional right to declare war' and efforts to define presidential wars not declared by Congress as impeachable 'high crimes and misdemeanors.'

Tulsi Gabbard invites Kurdish leader to State of the Union in jab at Trump’s Syria pullout

"President Trump's announced hasty withdrawal from Syria could leave the Kurds vulnerable to slaughter by Turkey's President Erdogan," Gabbard said.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about cutting business regulations in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 17, 2018.

Trump didn’t bother to tell his top general in the Middle East that he was going to pull troops out of Syria

Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of US Central Command, said he was not consulted before Trump announced he would pull US troops out of Syria.
U.S. President Donald Trump departs with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence after addressing a closed Senate Republican policy lunch amid a partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019.

Senate Republicans snub Trump with legislation rebuking his plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Syria

Republicans in Congress have been particularly critical of Trump on foreign policy in recent months, especially in relation to ISIS.