‘Get ISIS and go home': Trump bucks Pentagon & State Dept. on ultimate US goal in Syria
6 monthes ago - By RT
President Donald Trump appeared to dash the hopes of interventionists and contradict his own administration officials, by declaring that US troops' mission in Syria is limited to defeating ISIS and doesn't include regime change.
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Trump appears to contradict State Department by saying the US is in Syria to 'get rid of ISIS and to go home'
6 monthes ago - By Business Insider
President Donald Trump appeared to contradict his own State Department during a press conference on Friday by saying that the US is in Syria to defeat ISIS and then leave.
"We're there for one reason: to get ISIS and get rid of ISIS and to go home," Trump said during a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "We're not there for any other reason."
In January, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined five goals for the US in Syria - to defeat ISIS and al-Qaida, resolve the conflict between the Syrian regime and people, to curb Iranian influence, to create...
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