What in the name of all that's holy is going on in Syria, where the US has indicated it intends to keep US troops indefinitely – or maybe not. Here's one report:
"On February 11, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stressed that, following the group's defeat, there is no plan for a deeper U.S. commitment in Syria. Several weeks later on February 23, President Donald Trump echoed Mattis's message, saying that the 1,700 to 2,000 US troops in the country would 'go home' after isis had been beaten."
And here's another:
"In a pair of letters issued within the last month, Pentagon and State Department officials indicated that the Trump administration envisions US soldiers remaining on the ground in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, even once Islamic State militants have been defeated, and does not believe it requires additional permission from Congress to do so."
So which is it?