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  • President Donald Trump speaks at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting at the State Department in Washington Wednesday Feb. 6 2019. AP

Of U.S. troop activities, Votel said they are focused on liberating remaining ISIS territory in Syria, along the Iraq border-but affirmed U.S. troops are not "kicking in doors", but supplying artillery and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support.

Maine's Sen. Angus King, an independent, asked the general, "So, you weren't consulted before that decision was announced?"

Hours before Trump was expected to discuss a withdrawal of USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan in his State of the Union address, Votel told the panel that fight against the Islamic State is "not over" and characterized peace talks in Afghanistan as "early".

The US representative who was in charge of the coalition, Brett McGurk, resigned along with defense secretary Jim Mattis in protest over Trump's decision.

Trump's latest remarks had made passing such a law "a national duty", he said.

In his address, Trump said Islamic State controlled more than 20,000 square miles of territory in Iraq and Syria. Gen. James Hecker, vice director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the withdrawal means "it is going to be hard to keep up the pressure" on IS. I said go at it.

Top Donald Trump administration officials indicated today that USA bases in Iraq would have little role in monitoring Iran-backed proxies after the president vowed in a TV interview that American troops would stay in the country to "watch" Iranian forces. After concerns from some Democrats, the Senate approved a change to the bill making it clear the amendment was not meant to be a declaration of war or authorization to use military force.

He claimed that his decision to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions on the country has put huge pressure on the regime and stifled its regional ambitions, as well as slowed its ability to obtain a nuclear weapon. Trump apparently was referring to the Al-Asad air base in western Iraq, where he paid a brief visit to United States forces in December.

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Fears that IS fighters are making a strategic manoeuvre to lie low ahead of the U.S. pullout have fuelled criticism that Trump had telegraphed his military plans - the same thing he accused President Barack Obama of doing in Afghanistan. "But importantly remind the world that America has led this effort and we are going to continue to keep Americans safe by leading".

"It is not a change in the mission", Pompeo said, adding "our fight will not necessarily always be military-led".

"We have to protect Israel", he told CBS News's Margaret Brennan on Sunday.

He said he wanted to wait for the official word before making any announcement.

Now there are 14,000 USA troops stationed in Afghanistan.

According to the IG report, most of the military commanders' replies to the IG's January questions were classified, but Votel's command provided one overarching conclusion that was not classified. "As we make progress in these negotiations, we will be able to reduce our troop presence and focus on counterterrorism", Trump said. "Although they are dispersed and disaggregated, they have the capability of coming back together if we don't".

While the USA military stopped providing aerial refueling to coalition warplanes in November, the U.S. continues limited intelligence sharing aimed at countering Houthi missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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