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Pence and Pompeo's mission impossible

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ANKARA, Turkey - From the outset, the mission had long odds. President Donald Trump dispatched Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here to the Turkish capital to try to convince Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his assault on northeastern Syria - an assault Trump himself conceded was a long time coming. But when they landed Thursday afternoon to the news that the Turkish premier tossed a letter from Trump in the trash, the task seemed to border on impossible. Early Thursday afternoon, Pence and Pompeo walked out of the ambassador's residence here...
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Trump massively undermined Mike Pence's mission to stop Turkey's invasion of Syria, saying publicly that it's none of his business

Trump massively undermined Mike Pence's mission to stop Turkey's invasion of Syria, saying publicly that it's none of his business

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US Vice President Mike Pence is on his way to Turkey to urge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop his offensive on Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria.
The US has called for a ceasefire, but Erdogan has so far refused because he sees the Kurds as terrorists. The Kurdish forces were the US' allies in fighting ISIS in Syria.
But President Donald Trump undermined Pence's negotiating position on Wednesday, just as Pence was leaving, by saying that fighting in Syria is "between Turkey and Syria. It's not between Turkey and Syria and the United States."
Trump paved the way for the Turkish...
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On the Front Lines in Syria

On the Front Lines in Syria

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Turkey has been attacking Kurdish forces for over a week. President Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Northern Syria is still being criticized by both Democrats and Republicans. There's now a diplomatic effort to stop the fighting. FOX's Steve Harrigan is reporting from the war zone, and he discusses the devastation and how the people on the ground are reacting.
Self-defense laws like "Stand Your Ground" and the "Castle Doctrine" have been put under the microscope lately due to fatal shootings. A recent study suggests the "Stand Your Ground" law specifically is linked to more...
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Trump Vs. Congress On Syria

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Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo are traveling to Turkey as President Trump continues to face criticism at home over his Syria policy.
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