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Month of pressure from US lawmakers, European allies and defense administrators has forced President Trump Donald John TrumpAverage tax subsidy lowers double figures, IRS data show White house warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of the border with Colombia Trump administration leads 1,000 more troops to the Mexican border MER to backtrack on one of the biggest decisions taken in his two years in the White House: his plan to completely withdraw the US forces from Syria. On Friday, college officials said that Trump had agreed to leave about 400 troops in Syria just two months after he announced that the ISIS terrorist organization had been defeated in the country and the 2000 US troops would withdraw. "The US numbering in a few hundred will remain in northeastern Syria as part of a multinational force," Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Sean Robertson told reporters on Friday. "[The] multinational observer and surveillance force would consist mainly of NATO allies, who together with US forces will maintain stability and prevent the re-emergence of ISIS in Syria." [1 9659004] The shift follows pressure from legislators, including within the president's own party, as well as lack of support among European allies over Trump's surprise December 19 Declaration on Twitter which the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had defeated in Syria and that the troops would " come back now ". "I think the administration looked high and low for allies who agreed with their approach, whether it was on Capitol Hill or in…

Month of pressure from US lawmakers, European allies and defense administrators has forced President Trump Donald John TrumpAverage tax subsidy lowers double figures, IRS data show White house warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of the border with Colombia Trump administration leads 1,000 more troops to the Mexican border MER to backtrack on one of the biggest decisions taken in his two years in the White House: his plan to completely withdraw the US forces from Syria.

On Friday, college officials said that Trump had agreed to leave about 400 troops in Syria just two months after he announced that the ISIS terrorist organization had been defeated in the country and the 2000 US troops would withdraw.

“The US numbering in a few hundred will remain in northeastern Syria as part of a multinational force,” Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Sean Robertson told reporters on Friday.

“[The] multinational observer and surveillance force would consist mainly of NATO allies, who together with US forces will maintain stability and prevent the re-emergence of ISIS in Syria.” [1

9659004] The shift follows pressure from legislators, including within the president’s own party, as well as lack of support among European allies over Trump’s surprise December 19 Declaration on Twitter which the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had defeated in Syria and that the troops would ” come back now “.

“I think the administration looked high and low for allies who agreed with their approach, whether it was on Capitol Hill or in the military or elsewhere, they did not find any support for it,” says Jon Alterman, an expert in the Middle East at Center Tank of Strategic and International Studies.

The decision upset Republicans and some Democrats on Capitol Hill who said they were left out of the loop and worried that prosecuting troops would only benefit American opponents Iran and Russia, the main support of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Meanwhile, defense administrators have said they were not consulted on the decision, which they said would not have made any problems that ISIS could gain new ground in the absence of US forces. Trump’s pressure to withdraw troops also led the former defense secretary to resign James Mattis James Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Dems tee up Tuesday vote against Trump’s Emergency Declaration | GOP expects some defects | Trump doubles the number of troops staying in Syria to 400 Trump administration up to 400 troops behind Syria’s Kurdish led Syrian administration’s cheers Trump’s decision to leave troops in the MER region two days after it was announced.

“It would not have been my military advice at the present time … I would not have made that proposal, frankly, said US Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel earlier this month.

Alterman said Trump’s changed plans was the result of a two-month process that should have taken place before the President’s first declaration – a process that includes contributions from defense administrators, legislators and allied consultations.

“The total troop trigger was a bottom-up effort in government,” he said. “The president did not receive a number of alternative mothers and considered a number of opportunities to make decisions about the withdrawal. The president did not seem to want that process. That process seems to have happened [but] it should have happened before the presidential election, not after. “

Alterman added that while the administration was looking for people to support their opinion,” from late [Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.)] they know they are sympathetic, could not adhere to this strategy. “

However, Trump has denied leaving 400 soldiers behind is a conversion from his original plan and told reporters on Friday that” I am not a reverse course “ISIS is” 100 percent defeated “.

” I have done something that no one else has been able to do. In another short time, like hours, you will hear – hours and days – you will hear about the caliphate. It is 100 percent defeated, “said Trump.

The Pentagon has not officially declared ISIS defeated, and the defense officials have estimated that about 1,000 warriors are still left, even though its physical presence has still declined. Many military and intelligence officials believe that the extremist group is still a threat.

Since December, legislators have made a joint effort to push Trump to change the course, with Graham – often a frequent defender of Trump’s administration policy – at the end of April “the stupidest idea I have ever heard. “

Congress also clarified anxiety for Kurdish forces in Syria, which constitute the bulk of Syrian democratic forces (SDF), the group used to help Washington in its defeat of ISIS in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened to launch a new attack on the group, which Ankara believes terrorists are affiliated with Kurdish uprising r in Turkey

Last month’s management set conditions for a complete revocation of troops, including insurance from Turkey that it will be

All warnings and repetitions appeared to be effective this week.

A senior official told journalists on Friday that the 400 troops to be left in Syria would be split between a group of about 200 to establish and maintain a safe zone currently being negotiated for northeastern Syria and 200 by it. US military base at Al-Tanf.

The 200 troops based at al-Tanf, near the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordan, will be “in the foreseeable future” while he will include US troops in the safe zone in an expected 800-100 troy Ps 19 committed of European allies.

Robertson would not confirm Friday if any European countries had committed troops to the security zone.

Asked Friday if he was convinced that allies would increase in such a role, were joint managers of the human resources board Gen Joseph Dunford simply replied, “I am.”

Later Friday, Trump described his latest vision for a military presence in Syria.

“We can leave a little force, along with others in violence, whether it be NATO troops or whoever it is, so that [ISIS] is not restarted,” he said. “And I’m okay, it’s a very small, small part of the people we have.” And many people like that idea. “

He also suggests that the 1600 troops that can retire can be sent to other countries in the region, including Iraq,” where we have a very strong base. “

But even when Trump allows a little force to stay remains, Alterman has said that the administration has already damaged its position in negotiations for major concessions in the country.

“With the announcement, you have averted a catastrophic error, but in this case way – you announce the full revocation and then two months later says “yes it is really only partial” – you have given tremendous benefit that you could have derived from working it with other antagonists in Syria “, he said. 19659004]” By announcing first, we reinforce it and then backtrack on it … we get nothing in exchange for pulling out 1,600 troops. “However, GOP legislators seem to be reluctant to shift this week, despite limited administrative details.

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman James Inhofe James (Jim) Mountain InhofeAllies Careful for Shanahan Insurance With Threatening Presence of Trump On The Money: Trump to Sign Border, Explaining Emergency to Build Wall | Senate sends finance bill, house to follow | Dems promises challenge to emergency declaration Trump for signing border action, explaining national emergency MER (R-Okla.) Said to leave a small force behind in Syria “ensures that any moves reflect the conditions on the ground” and ensures “stability in the region” , according to a statement released Saturday.

And in a statement Thursday, Graham said that the White House’s new plan “ensures that Turkey and SDF elements that helped us defeat ISIS will not conflict”. [19659004] “This will ensure that ISIS does not return and Iran does not fill the vacuum that would have been left if we completely withdrawn,” Graham said. “With this decision, President Trump has decided to follow sound military councils. This decision will ensure that we will not repeat Iraq’s mistakes in Syria.”

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