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Trump backtracks on order for 30-day exit from Syria

Jan 01, 2019 - The Boston Globe

President Trump has agreed to give the military about four months to withdraw the 2,000 US troops in Syria, administration officials said Monday, backtracking from his abrupt order two weeks ago that the military pull out within 30 days.

Trump confirmed on Twitter that troops would "slowly" be withdrawn, but complained that he got little credit for the move after a fresh round of criticism from retired general Stanley A. McChrystal and revelations from the departing White House chief of st...