Halt in fighting within five days would allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from designated 'safe zone' along Turkish border
The energy secretary said he'll soon be stepping down from the Cabinet after weeks of speculation over his departure, according to several reports.
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a key witness in the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, is ready to testify to Congress this week that a text message he sent to fellow diplomats defending President Trump against wrongdoing in his Ukraine dealings was actually relayed to him by Trump himself, according to The Washington Post. read more
Political journalists and commentators called out President Donald Trump for sending 2,000 troops to Saudi Arabia Friday, just days after he pulled the U.S. military from Syria ahead of a military operation from Turkey, abandoning Kurdish allies. "Just so I'm clear, we are going to end the endless wars by letting Turks kill Kurds and sending 2000 US soldiers to Saudi Arabia. Ok," declared conservative commentator Erick Erickson. read more
A contingent of U.S. Special Forces was caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area. A senior Pentagon official said shelling by the Turkish forces was so heavy that the U.S. personnel considered firing back in self-defense. read more