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CNN goes to the Syrian front lines in the fight against ISIS

CNN goes to the Syrian front lines in the fight against ISIS

CNN gets an exclusive look at the battle against ISIS in Syria, where the US allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) push in on the last sliver of territory under the militants control. Clarissa Ward reports from the front lines. #CNN…
Trump's Syria exit plan questioned after ISIS-claimed attack

Trump’s Syria exit plan questioned after ISIS-claimed attack

Four Americans were killed in suicide bombing in Syria; reaction and analysis from Fox News national security and foreign affairs analyst Walid Phares. #SpecialReport #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news…
Lindsey Graham criticizes Trump after deadly blast

Lindsey Graham criticizes Trump after deadly blast

During the Senate hearing for Trump's attorney general nominee William Barr, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on the blast in Syria that claimed the lives of US service members . #CNN #News
Live Stakeout: Trump meets with national security team after Syria attack

Live Stakeout: Trump meets with national security team after Syria attack

Update: Vice President Pence was seen arriving at the White House along with Senators Rubio (R-FL), Cornyn, (R-TX), and Ernst (R-IA). LIVE outside the White House: President Trump has called an urgent meeting with his national security team and select…
ISIS attacks Syrian city patrolled by US forces

ISIS attacks Syrian city patrolled by US forces

A suicide bomber targets coalition forces in Manbij, Syria. Multiple U.S. servicemen killed; Lucas Tomlinson has the latest from the Pentagon. Read more on this here: https://fxn.ws/2DfPAXV FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering…

Beto O’Rourke mocked after offering few answers in wide-ranging policy interview

Former Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke faced across-the-board criticism on Tuesday after an unflattering interview in The Washington Post portrayed him as equivocal and unsure on a variety of substantive policy issues. O'Rourke, 46, is widely considered a possible 2020 presidential contender, after falling only a few percentage points shy of dethroning incumbent Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections. At one point in the two-hour chat with The Post's Jenna Johnson, O'Rourke openly wondered whether the U.S. can "still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago" in the Constitution. Asked what could be done about illegal immigrants who overstayed their visas, O'Rourke told Johnson simply, “I don’t know." Asked about the planned Syria pullout, he responded that there should be "a debate, a discussion, a national conversation about why we’re there, why we fight, why we sacrifice the lives of American service members, why we’re willing to take the lives of others. ... We haven’t had a meaningful discussion about these wars since 2003.” Asked whether the U.S. is capable of change, O'Rourke was again equivocal: "I’m hesitant to answer it," he said, "because I really feel like it deserves its due, and I don’t want to give you a — actually, just selfishly, I don’t want a sound bite of it reported, but, yeah, I think that’s the question of the moment: Does this still work? "When it comes to immigration policy and changing the way things are, he has few solutions — and would rather debate and discuss the topic," Johnson wrote on Twitter. Just knows one thing: He's against a wall," Washington Examiner chief political correspondent and Fox News contributor Byron York wrote on Twitter. "Beto might have to figure out what he thinks about Syria before the first debate," commented CNN political reporter Rebecca Buck. In a move that channeled O'Rourke and New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Warren broadcast herself in her kitchen on New Year's Eve using Instagram Live, drinking a beer and thanking her husband for his presence.
Troops begin removing military equipment from Syria

Troops begin removing military equipment from Syria

The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria in recent days, signaling the beginning of the drawdown ordered by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official with direct knowledge of the operation. CNN's Clarissa Ward reports.…
Report: Two Americans fighting for ISIS captured in Syria

Report: Two Americans fighting for ISIS captured in Syria

The Pentagon says they are investigating reports that two men from the U.S. have been detained by Kurdish forces; Jennifer Griffin reports. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as…

The Syria Withdrawal Shows the Problem With Trump Going Off-Script

U.S. military commanders don’t know what strategy to pursue, Administration officials told TIME. “The back and forth is painful.” Trump’s latest pronouncement, Monday on Twitter, suggested that the U.S. military mission in the war-torn country was open-ended. “We will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and doing all else that is prudent and necessary!” he wrote. “The timetable flows from the policy decisions that we need to implement.” Trump’s initial impromptu decision, hastily made during a Dec. 14 phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has become the latest example of Trump’s reliably inconsistent presidency. It was a decision made contrary to the advice of top U.S. generals and national security advisers. We won,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. In May 2017, Trump revealed classified intelligence when he again went off-script and invited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and then-Ambassador Sergey Kislyak into the Oval Office, according to a Post report. In March 2018, Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election, despite being specifically warned not to do so by national security adviserd. That same month, the White House suspended the long-held practice of publishing public summaries of the President’s phone calls with world leaders. Trump may not entirely subscribe to past U.S. presidents’ tendency toward strategic predictability, but it’s his prerogative whether or not to heed the advice of advisers, said David Priess, a former CIA analyst and author of “The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents.” “We elect a president, not a bureaucracy, to execute policy,” he said.
Anderson Cooper unmasks untruths in Trump's Syria tweet

Anderson Cooper unmasks untruths in Trump’s Syria tweet

CNN's Anderson Cooper dives into President Donald Trump's past statements on plans to withdraw troops from Syria, revealing a contradiction from Trump's own national security adviser. #CNN #News
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