Troop Withdrawal News
Mounting Violence in Syria, No Aid for Aleppo
Aid convoys for Syria's war-ravaged city of Aleppo delayed for 4th as US, Russia trade accusations
UN Blames Syrian Government for Obstructing Aid to Aleppo
Syrian troops pull away from key road into contested city of Aleppo after UN envoy blames government for obstructing aid
Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Speech
Donald Trump discussed foreign policy in a speech in Youngstown, Ohio today. ABC News fact-checked several of his claims that touched on his policy proposals, his position on the Iraq War and President Obama's counterterrorism track record. On Troop Withdrawal Claim : President Obama set the terms
Putin Orders Russian Troops to Begin Withdrawing from Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country's military to begin its withdrawal from Syria, saying the intervention has “largely achieved its objectives”. In a statement the Kremlin says Putin called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to inform him of the Russian decision and that Putin
6 Americans Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Attack
Six American service members -- including an NYPD detective -- were killed in a suicide bomb attack today on a joint U.S. and Afghan patrol outside Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Two other American service members and a U.S. contractor were also injured in the blast. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
Ramadi Fell to ISIS Fighters Even Though They Were 'Vastly Outnumbered' by Iraqi Troops
The city of Ramadi is controlled by “hundreds” of ISIS fighters who were able to seize the city after Iraqi military commanders ordered the withdrawal of several thousand Iraqi troops from the city. That’s according to a U.S. official who also confirmed that the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from
Misunderstanding May Have Led Iraqi Troops to Leave Ramadi
The Iraqi troop pull-out of Ramadi last weekend that allowed the city to fall into ISIS hands may have been the result of a misunderstanding by the senior Iraqi commander in the city, U.S. officials said today. U.S. officials now believe the senior Iraqi military commander ordered his troops to
Jeb Bush: What's In A Name?
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES MITT ROMNEY ON THE EMERGING 2016 FIELD: The former Republican nominee assessed the fresh crop of potential 2016 Republican nominees yesterday, starting with newly-minted presidential candidate Ted Cruz: “He is a person of very sound capability and I think you’re going...
President Obama Announces Slowdown of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
President Obama today announced a slowdown in the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan , keeping 9,800 in place through 2015. While Obama is sticking to his goal to end the war by the end of 2016, he said the U.S. will now leave more troops in place over the next several months than was
Ted Cruz's Media Moment
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES TED CRUZ BETS JEB BUSH WILL ‘SHATTER EVERY FUNDRAISING RECORD’: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may believe that Jeb Bush, one of his likely opponents for the Republican presidential nomination, will “shatter every fundraising record,” but in an interview with ABC’s JONATHAN...