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The former National security adviser John Bolton radical-brought-initiated approach him in conflict with some of the President Trump ‘ s top foreign policy; State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports.
As the trump government’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of the Northern Syria echoed around the world, insiders point out that the controversial plan had created discord in Washington, long before it was ever implemented.
President Trump the first waves on the subject in December 2018, when he announced abruptly that the United States would completely tweeted withdraw its troops from Syria, that the mission was complete to defeat ISIS. The movement prompted the resignation of Minister of defense of Jim Mattis and a coordinated campaign by the former National security adviser John Bolton trying to protect the Kurds, America is struggling partner in the region.
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Trump’s foreign policy decision on Syria, which he had promised, back on the election campaign in 2016, was reportedly the last straw for Mattis. His decision to resign was based on the principle, sources told Fox News at the time.
“Because you have the right to have a Secretary of defense whose views aligned better with you-on this and other topics, I think it is the right thing for me is wrote to the resignation of my office”, Mattis at the time.
Meanwhile, Bolton was left to try to smooth out the game room in Washington and abroad, about Trump the policy decision on Syria.
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Bolton and other officials in the White house worked behind the scenes to the President in order to pull 2,000 troops out of Syria, with Bolton include pushing the US away from Syria on the condition that Turkey guaranteed it would not. to the target group of Kurdish fighters
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Bolton, that a “serious error” in make it difficult to Trump Syria’s withdrawal and Bolton would ultimately leave his post after the dismissal of Trump in September.
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In announcing Bolton’s resignation, Trump said he “disagreed strongly with many of his proposals.”
Trump on Monday defended the decision to move to the rear, from Syria, said that the ISIS “Caliphate” has been defeated, and they complain that the United States planned in the region for years longer than. Reprising the rhetoric on the wars abroad, he has frequently used in the election campaign, he described the fight as a regional conflict for Turkey and other countries to pay — not America’s problem.
“The United States should be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed, and came deeper and deeper into the fight with no destination in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS grass ran rampant in the area. We quickly 100% of the ISIS Caliphate be defeated,” he said.
Fox News’ Hollie McKay, and Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.