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President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office.

‘It’s utterly pathetic’: Democratic lawmakers are flabbergasted by Trump’s ‘tough guy’ letter to Turkey

"I don't even know where to start," Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts said to Insider. "It's utterly pathetic."

Trump reportedly called Jim Mattis the ‘world’s most overrated general’ in a chaotic meeting on Syria

President Donald Trump reportedly claimed he had "captured" ISIS and did so faster than what his defense secretary had predicted.
An F-15 fighter and Apache helicopters defended a US position in Syria until American forces could leave.

US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump’s hasty retreat

After Turkish forces fired on US positions on Friday, Turkish-backed forces advanced on the anti-ISIS base in Syria.
Sen. Chris Murphy speaks as Sen. John Cornyn and President Donald Trump listen during a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety in the wake of the Florida school shootings at the White House in Washington, on February 28, 2018.

A top senator says Trump’s Syria retreat and the Ukraine scandal may have damaged America’s credibility forever

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said President Trump's Syria retreat may have permanently undermined US credibility in the Middle East and beyond.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks out with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to speak with reporters after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on October 16, 2019.

Pelosi said Trump had a ‘meltdown’ after the House overwhelmingly voted to condemn his Syria retreat

Trump was apparently particularly triggered by the fact that the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution condemning his Syria retreat.

Trump is parroting Vladimir Putin’s talking points as he defends pulling US troops from Syria

Trump's remarks represent another stunning use of language drawn from authoritarian leaders to defend his actions.

Trump’s withdrawal from Kurdish region has opened the door to a new wave of war crimes

Videos and reports from Syria suggest Turkish-backed forces are allegedly committing war crimes, including the execution of a Kurdish politician.

Trump defends his Syria retreat as ‘strategically brilliant,’ saying the Kurds are ‘not angels’ and have ‘a lot of sand ...

Trump's Syria retreat opened the door for a Turkish invasion of Syria that began last Wednesday and targets the Kurds.
A half-eaten packet of animal crackers and a copy of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' lie on the table in what looks to be an office.

Russian media footage shows the inside of an abandoned US base in Syria, with left-behind food, beds, a football, and a copy of ‘The Girl With T...

The footage features a Russian reporter from Anna News touring the base and pointing out items which appear to have been left over by the US army.
Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Pete Buttigieg and Tulsi Gabbard, the only military vets on the Democratic debate stage, duke it out over US action in Syria

"Respectfully ... I think that is dead wrong," Buttigieg said of Gabbard's assertion that US involvement in Syria is part of a "regime change war."