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California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’

California to withdraw troops from border calling Trump’s immigration crisis ‘manufactured political theatre’A second US state is planning on pulling National Guard troops away from its border with Mexico, calling Donald Trump’s claims of a crisis at the border a “manufactured” problem and “political theater”. California Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to say as much on Tuesday during his state of the state address, his first since his election in November. “The border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis, and California will not be part of this political theatre,” Mr Newsom plans to say, according to excerpts released by his office.



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Pentagon Sends Troops to Texas Border as Trump Again Raises Fears About Caravans

Pentagon Sends Troops to Texas Border as Trump Again Raises Fears About CaravansThe Defense Department said Wednesday it sent about 250 troops to the southern border in Texas ahead of the arrival of a migrant caravan.



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The Senate Just Rebuked Trump's Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria and Afghanistan

The Senate Just Rebuked Trump's Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria and AfghanistanIn a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Senate has voted 68-23 to advance an amendment that would oppose withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan.



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Senate leader wants U.S. troops to stay in Syria, Afghanistan

Senate leader wants U.S. troops to stay in Syria, Afghanistan(This Jan. 29 story corrects paragraph 7 to show Coats’ testimony was on Tuesday, not on Monday) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate offered legislation on Tuesday urging the United States to keep troops in Syria and Afghanistan, as President Donald Trump’s administration moves toward withdrawals of American forces after years overseas. Saying that Islamic militant groups in the two countries continue to pose a “serious threat” to the United States, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he had introduced an amendment to a broader Middle East security bill urging a “continued commitment” until al Qaeda, Islamic State and other groups are defeated.



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Trump orders ‘several thousand’ more troops to US-Mexico border, costing taxpayers over $600m

Trump orders ‘several thousand’ more troops to US-Mexico border, costing taxpayers over $  600mDonald Trump’s White House administration has ordered “several thousand” more troops to the US-Mexico border, Pentagon officials said Tuesday. Acting Defense Department Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the latest dispatch of troops to the southern border would occur “soon” following a new request from the Department of Homeland Security. Meanwhile, reports indicate the president’s demands for an increased US military presence along the border are expected to cost American taxpayers over $ 600m (£458m).



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Pentagon won't rule out sending troops to Colombia

Pentagon won't rule out sending troops to ColombiaWASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan on Tuesday would not rule out sending U.S. military forces to Colombia or the region in connection with the ongoing political upheaval in Venezuela.



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American and Taliban officials reportedly reach tentative agreement to pull US troops out of Afghanistan

American and Taliban officials reportedly reach tentative agreement to pull US troops out of AfghanistanIn exchange, Taliban agrees to not allow terror groups inside Afghanistan's borders; Col. Rob Maness reacts.



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Bolton holds notepad saying: '5,000 troops to Colombia'

Bolton holds notepad saying: '5,000 troops to Colombia'Bolton spoke to White House reporters while holding the yellow notepad and discussing the crisis in Venezuela, where the US now recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US official said “we are not seeing anything that would support” a potential troop deployment to Colombia, which neighbors Venezuela.



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John Bolton's notes on '5,000 troops to Colombia' spark speculation about military intervention in Venezuela

John Bolton's notes on '5,000 troops to Colombia' spark speculation about military intervention in VenezuelaNational Security Adviser John Bolton set Twitter alight Monday after he appeared at a briefing holding a yellow notepad with the line "5,000 troops to Colombia" scribbled on it.



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Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban sources

Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban sourcesThe details of the draft were given to Reuters by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending the war, more than 17 years since American-led forces invaded Afghanistan. While no joint statement was issued, Khalilzad tweeted later that the talks had made “significant progress” and would resume shortly, adding that he planned to travel to Afghanistan to meet government officials. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrote on Twitter that he had received “encouraging news” from Khalilzad about the talks.



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