Mattis signs order withdrawing U.S. Troops from Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed an order withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria, a Defense Department spokesman said on Monday, following through on a decision by President Donald Trump that helped trigger Mattis' resignation last week.
The signing, which had been expected, occurred after Trump announced on Sunday that he would replace Mattis two months earlier than expected, a move officials said was driven by the president's anger at a rebuke of his foreign policy contained in Mattis' resignation letter.……
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