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Trump administration to withdraw military forces from Syria

Clip: 12/19/2018 | 10m 54s Video has closed captioning.

President Trump appears to have ordered an immediate withdrawal of troops from Syria, tweeting that the U.S. had “defeated ISIS” there. But the decision contradicts policy advocated by administration officials and lawmakers. Brookings Institution's Gen. John Allen and Amherst College's Steve Simon, both of whom worked on Middle Eastern affairs in the Obama administration, discuss with John Yang.

Aired: 12/19/18

Rating: NR

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