The US Defense Department is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops out of Syria, saying the pull out is “deliberate, well thought-out, mutually supportive, and controlled.”
In a tweet on Friday, the Pentagon also called the withdrawal the “next phase” of Washington’s support to the so-called anti-Daesh coalition, but did not provide further detail about what that support looks like.
The next phase of US support to the #Coalition‘s operation in #Syria is a deliberate, well thought-out, mutually supportive, and controlled withdrawal of forces while taking all measures possible to ensure our troops’ safety and protection. #DefeatISIS
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) December 28, 2018
The tweet did not specify which parties were “mutually supportive” of the decision to withdraw US troops.
Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US troops from Syria on Wednesday, asserting that the Daesh…