Langevin Reaction to Trump’s Syria Decision

Oct 7, 2019

WASHINGTON Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement regarding press reports that the United States would allow Turkish military operations in northern Syria:

“Kurdish allies have been instrumental in our efforts to degrade the territorial integrity of ISIL. Abandoning them, as it seems the President is preparing to do, is a violation of our sacred honor and will only take the pressure off of ISIL. We are at a key point in Syria’s history, and I join my voice to that of Senator Graham and a bipartisan chorus of my colleagues in demanding the President immediately reverse his decision to leave the Kurds defenseless.”