20 Dec 2018

Trump defends decision to pull troops from Syria

President Trump is defending his decision to pull American troops out of Syria, saying Washington shouldn’t spend trillions of dollars protecting others who don’t appreciate it.

He’s won the backing of Russian president Vladimir Putin, who praised Mr Trump for doing “the right thing”.

But there are many more on Capitol Hill, across the State and Defence departments – not to mention American allies – who feel blindsided and angry.