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Trump defends abandoning the Kurds by saying they didn't help the US in WWII

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.
"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led campaign against ISIS.
And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy."
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'This is just chaos': Retired Marine general condemns Trump's decision to stand down as Turkey launches military attacks in Syria

'This is just chaos': Retired Marine general condemns Trump's decision to stand down as Turkey launches military attacks in Syria

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

John Allen, a retired four-star Marine general, criticized President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops as Turkey's military assaults northeastern Syria.
"If we were going to draw a circle around a group of American troops who are more important right now to the stabilization of any place on the planet, it's that thousand troops," Allen told CNN on Wednesday.
Allen commanded the US-led forces in Afghanistan and is now president of The Brookings Institute.
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