WICHITA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo aggressively defended President Donald Trump on Thursday against criticism that his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria would inflict lasting damage on Americas credibility with its allies.
In an interview with The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star, Pompeo said that Trump is good for his word and that, what the president said he would do, he did it.
Trumps sudden decision to withdraw U.S. forces earlier this month from northeastern Syria infuriated the regions Kurdish population, which viewed the move as a betrayal after its soldiers had fought alongside the U.S. military against Islamic State.
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