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Senate opposes withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan

Senate opposes withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan

Trump's tweets directed at fellow Republicans marked the second time this week that he has used to Twitter to take aim at allies.

Last month, the Senate voted overwhelmingly for legislation that would withdraw us support in the war in Yemen. If the House passes the legislation, it would head to the White House, but Trump has already vowed to veto the bill. "And it is incumbent upon the United States to lead, to continue to maintain a global coalition against terror, and to stand by our local partners who are engaged in a daily fight against the terrorists", McConnell said.

The president clearly is frustrated with his intel honchos and the Senate amendment, telling reporters Thursday of his intelligence bosses: "No, I disagree with certain things that they said".

Menendez said American troops on the ground are on the frontline fighting for our interests and also provide leverage to achieve diplomatic success.

Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who backed the measure as "an important message" for Trump.

Republicans spent years accusing Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, of pursuing capricious troop withdrawals and have refused to defend Trump's efforts to do the same.

On Tuesday the top U.S. intelligence chief said that the Islamic State group still has "thousands" of fighters that it can rebuild into a cohesive force in any vacuum left in the war-torn country.

"Their bill would make election day a new paid holiday for government workers, and create an additional, brand-new, paid leave benefit for up to six days for any federal bureaucrat who decides they'd like to hang out at the polls during an election", said McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor. "ISIS and al-Qaeda have yet to be defeated, and American national-security interests require continued commitment to our mission there".

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The Senate voted 68-23 to rebuke a "precipitous withdrawal" from the two countries.

Trump ordered more than 7,000 US troops, or around half of the 14,000 in the country, to come home from Afghanistan in late December 2018. A disagreement over that policy sparked the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis. Specific plans on a potential drawdown in Afghanistan remain to be seen.

Trump rode a populist wave to the White House with an "America First" approach focused on rebuilding the United States and bringing USA troops home, rather than funding wars overseas.

"This is just a way of saying that we in the Congress. the military. and the president agree", Sen. "The way I would probably characterize the military operations that we've conducted in Syria is - that the risk of terrorism and mass migration has been significantly mitigated".

"This amendment is not the right way for us to proceed as a means of correcting Trump's backward policies", Sen. Trump began drawing down troops in the country in late December. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act, or S.1, was introduced by Sen.

Danielle Pletka, a senior vice president at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said lawmakers are doing exactly what they should - asserting themselves as a separate but equal branch of government that has been largely dormant on foreign policy.


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