On Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said all American troops will withdraw from northern Syria because of the increasing danger of getting caught in the crossfire. Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked. "We're seeing ISIS fighters released from custody just as we predicted would happen". He also adds that they have got to keep the pressure on ISIS, so they don't recover. "They [Turkey] fight with the Kurds, it's what [Turkey] does", he said.
A day before, Trump defended his decision by stating on Twitter that he was "trying to end the ENDLESS WARS".
"It will also go toward increased accountability, removal of explosive remnants of war, community security for stabilization assistance, documenting human rights abuses and worldwide humanitarian law violations, and support for survivors of gender-based violence and torture", read the statement.
"We didn't sign up to fight the Turks on their behalf". He expressed hope the Kurds will "cut a deal" with the Russians and Syrians in order to avoid being slaughtered. "These are all the exact things" that US officials warned Erdogan would likely happen by ignoring USA urgings not to invade northern Syria.
'ISIS is not defeated. He agreed that "abandoning the Kurds" will have dire foreign policy consequences for the U.S.in the future.
Asked if the United States would regret Trump's decision, Mattis said: "We have got to keep the pressure on Isis so they don't recover".
"You hear the president and people like Rand Paul talk about "endless wars" all of the time, and it's kitschy, but actually we were preventing a endless war", Kinzinger continued.
"It's possible you'll presumably be in a mutter to drag your troops out, as President Obama realized the onerous technique, out of Iraq however the "enemy gets the vote" as we sigh within the militia". If we don't keep pressure on, then ISIS will resurge. "It's, it's completely a given that they are going to come abet", acknowledged Mattis, a retired Marine Corps customary. Lindsey Graham, who has been a vocal backer of the president on other issues, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In his book, Mattis said it would be wrong to speak out against a sitting president.
A Pentagon official told Newsweek that the Turks "should know" where the U.S. positions are. "These are all the exact things" that US officials warned Erdogan would probably happen in urging him not to invade.