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Murphy on Trump Administration Decision to Pull Back Troops in Syria

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Washington, October 7, 2019 | comments

U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a former national security specialist at the Pentagon, released the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to pull back U.S. troops in Syria:

“I strongly oppose President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Our presence is vital to our national security. It has prevented the terrorist group ISIS from recapturing territory and averted conflict between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces. Our departure helps ISIS, the Assad regime in Syria, and its backers in Moscow and Tehran. It hurts the U.S., Israel, and our brave Kurdish partners. It’s hard to imagine a foreign policy decision more damaging to American interests and values.”


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