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Trump Pledges to Stop ‘Endless Wars’ in Syria and Afghanistan

  • President speaks hours after rebuke by Senate over withdrawals
  • ‘Great nations do not fight endless wars,’ president says
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Trump pledged to bring home troops from Syria with ISIS nearly defeated and to negotiate an exit from Afghanistan.(Source: Bloomberg)

President Donald Trump pledged to bring home U.S. troops from Syria with Islamic State nearly defeated and to negotiate an exit from Afghanistan after almost two decades of war, saying in his State of the Union address that “great nations do not fight endless wars.”

“Today, we have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty monsters,” Trump said in his speech on Tuesday. “Now, as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give our brave warriors in Syria a warm welcome home.”