Secretary of Defense Says U.S. is Pulling Troops from Northern Syria

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Sunday, October 13th
The Secretary of Defense says the United States is preparing to evacuate around a thousand troops from northern Syria "as quickly as possible". In an interview with CBS's 'Face the Nation', Secretary Mark Esper says the President told him to begin a withdrawal of forces from the region.

It comes just a week after President Trump opened the door to a Turkish offensive into northern Syria against Kurdish forces.

For more on the consequences of this move, KCBS anchors Kim Foster and Susan Kennedy spoke to Aaron David Miller senior fellow at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former State Department Middle East advisor.