Boris Johnson is struggling to persuade the Northern Ireland unionist DUP party to support his proposal of a customs border in the Irish Sea. EU and UK officials are still talking, but one British insider says there is “more work still to do.” But not much time, with a European Council summit starting tomorrow.
CHINA WANTS FURTHER TALKS AS SOON AS THE END OF OCTOBER TO HAMMER OUT THE DETAILS OF THE “PHASE ONE” TRADE DONE DEAL TOUTED BY DONALD TRUMP BEFORE XI JINPING AGREES TO SIGN IT… NOT QUITE THE DONE DEAL TRUMP BALLYHOOED JUST GOT UNDONE!
CUT AND RUN! ARE YOU PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN… BETRAYING OUR ALLIES. MOST OF THE KURDS IN THE PICTURE BELOW WILL SOON BE BUTCHERED
Washington — The U.S. is “preparing to evacuate” about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria “as safely and quickly as possible,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper told “Face the Nation” in an interview Sunday.
The move comes a week after President Trump announced the repositioning of several dozen American troops embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, opening the door for a Turkish offensive against the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF), the main U.S. allies in the fight against ISIS.
“In the last 24 hours, we learned that [the Turks] likely intend to extend their attack further south than originally planned, and to the west,” Esper said. “We also have learned in the last 24 hours that the … SDF are looking to cut a deal, if you will, with the Syrians and the Russians to counterattack against the Turks in the north.”