Troop withdrawals

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 31, 2018 - 3:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. "I think we're in a pause situation," the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president. Trump announced...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal reacts during an interview with The Associated Press in New York. The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there reduces the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. McChrystal says on ABC’s “This Week” that the U.S. has “basically traded away the biggest leverage point we have.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 31, 2018 - 12:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said the U.S. has "...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 30, 2018 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. "I think we're in a pause situation," the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president. Trump announced...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal reacts during an interview with The Associated Press in New York. The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there reduces the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. McChrystal says on ABC’s “This Week” that the U.S. has “basically traded away the biggest leverage point we have.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 30, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said the U.S. has "...
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December 30, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there reduces the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal says on ABC's "This Week" that...
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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar shake hands during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Vadim Savitsky, Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 11:36 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian and Turkish ministers agreed during a meeting in Moscow on Saturday to maintain cooperation in northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of the country...
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In this photo taken late Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers gather near the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Syria's military announced Friday that it entered the flashpoint Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive and raised the national flag there. (DHA via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 11:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian and Turkish ministers agreed during a meeting in Moscow on Saturday to maintain cooperation in northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of the country...
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In this photo taken late Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers gather near the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Syria's military announced Friday that it entered the flashpoint Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive and raised the national flag there. (DHA via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 8:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Turkish foreign and defense ministers met in Moscow on Saturday to discuss northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of the country. Russian Defense...
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In this photo taken late Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers gather near the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Syria's military announced Friday that it entered the flashpoint Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive and raised the national flag there. (DHA via AP)
December 29, 2018 - 8:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Turkish foreign and defense ministers have met in Moscow to discuss northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of the country. Russian Defense Minister...
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In this March 29, 2018 photo, a Syrian student walks next a wall with Arabic that reads: "We will not emigrate we will confront, no to the Turkish occupation," in Manbij, north Syria. On Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, Syria's military said it entered the flashpoint Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive -- a claim that was refuted by U.S. troops who patrol the town. The announcement and the conflicting reports reflect the potential for chaos in the wake of the U.S. surprise decision to withdraw troops from Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
December 28, 2018 - 4:40 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Friday it had entered the key Kurdish-held town of Manbij in an apparent deal with the Kurds, who are looking for new allies and protection against a threatened Turkish offensive as U.S. troops prepare to leave Syria. Turkey and American troops patrolling the...
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