U.S. Senate Opposes Afghan, Syria Withdrawals In Rebuke To Trump

U.S. Senate Opposes Afghan, Syria Withdrawals In Rebuke To Trump

The legislation called on the USA administration to verify conditions have been met for the militant groups' "enduring defeat" before any significant withdrawal of troops takes place in Syria or Afghanistan.

Trump's statement came a day after the Senate republicans-backed majority leader Mitch McConnell voted on Thursday for an amendment in a bid to reserve Trump's order to pull out the United States forces from the Syrian region, also a check over the future plans to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. It is the job of Congress to responsibly end these military interventions and bring our troops home, not to come up with more reasons to continue them, as this amendment does.

"American troops have been in Afghanistan for almost 18 years, the longest war in American history".

President Trump pushed back Friday on Senate Republicans, who voted overwhelmingly the previous day for a measure that rebuked his rationale for withdrawing United States troops from Syria and Afghanistan. We will soon have destroyed 100% of the Caliphate, but will be watching them closely. Certain people must get smart! the President added.

With substantial support from both parties, the Senate on January 31 voted 68-23 in favor of a nonbinding amendment stating that the Senate believed that Islamic militant groups in both countries continue to pose a "serious threat" to US security.

It calls upon the Trump administration to certify conditions have been met for the groups' "enduring defeat" before any significant withdrawal from Syria or Afghanistan. ISIS and al-Qaeda have yet to be defeated, and American national security interests require continued commitment to our mission there, Washington Post quoted McConnell as saying on Thursday, before the going for the vote in the House.

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