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Trump, Reacting to Pushback, Slows Syria Troop Withdrawal

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

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

Mr. Trump confirmed on Twitter that troops would ''slowly'' be withdrawn, but complained that he got little credit for the move after a fresh round of criticism from retired Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal and reports from the depart...