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California, Trump agree on National Guard role

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/19/18, 11:37 am

California Gov. Jerry Brown has reached a deal with the federal government for use of his state’s National Guard troops at its border with Mexico after a week of back-and-forth and uncertainty. Brown pledged 400 personnel in response to President Donald Trump’s request for more troops to reinforce the U.S. southern border, but the governor insisted that they not have anything to do with immigration enforcement. Under the new agreement, California troops will focus on fighting transnational gangs and gun and drug smugglers, Brown said.

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Trump says ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria strike

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/14/18, 08:57 am

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared a joint military strike on Syria “perfectly executed.” The United States, France, and Britain on Friday night launched cruise missiles at the Syrian capital of Damascus to destroy President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons capability and punish him for using the banned weapons on his own people. “Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “Could not have had a better result.

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Trump pushes to withdraw troops from Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/05/18, 11:26 am

President Donald Trump announced his intention this week to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, without giving a specific timeline for the move. The president revealed his intentions after meeting with the National Security Council. “I want to bring our troops back home,” he said Tuesday during a news conference. “I want to start rebuilding our nation.” The United States currently has 2,000 troops in Syria, where they continue to fight Islamic State (ISIS) insurgency.

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