Trump defends troop withdrawals a day after Senate GOP rebukes his actions

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"I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the "Endless Wars" of unlimited spending and death".

USA officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have said Trump is in the "process of evaluating" whether to withdraw some troops from Afghanistan, where they have been since 2001.

"American troops have been in Afghanistan for almost 18 years, the longest war in American history".

The amendment acknowledges progress against ISIL and al-Qaeda in Syria and Afghanistan but warns that "a precipitous withdrawal" without effective efforts to secure gains could destabilize the region and create a vacuum that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation. It is the job of Congress to responsibly end these military interventions and bring our troops home, not to come up with more reasons to continue them, as this amendment does. We will soon have destroyed 100% of the Caliphate, but will be watching them closely.

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While he has been overshadowed nationally in recent weeks as Democrats including Sens. Most politicians, he said, would have delivered an "angry, fiery" speech.

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Senate has voted 68-23 to advance an amendment that would oppose withdrawal of USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan. "Certain people must get smart!"

However, Trump's intelligence chiefs said ISIS still remains a threat in Syria and Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on the same note.

The amendment acknowledges that progress has been made in the fight against Islamic State and Al-Qaeda insurgents in both countries.

It calls upon the Trump administration to certify conditions have been met for the groups' "enduring defeat" before any significant withdrawal from Syria or Afghanistan. In the recent six-day talks between the Taliban and the US held in Qatar, last month, US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad had informed that the Taliban had reportedly reached a rough deal with Kabul over peace reconciliation in the region.

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