Senior U.S. Envoy in Syria Highly Critical of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw American Troops

Nov 08, 2019 - Time Magazine

(WASHINGTON) — A senior American diplomat has written a highly critical assessment of the Trump administration’s abrupt withdrawal of troops from northeast Syria last month, a decision that paved the way for an attack on U.S.-allied forces in the area, officials said Thursday.

In an internal memo, William Roebuck, the top American diplomat in northern Syria, takes the Trump administration to task for not doing more to prevent Turkey’s invasion or protect the Kurds, who fought alongsi...