Subcommittee Announces Hearing on Trump Administration’s Withdrawal from Syria
Washington D.C. (Oct. 21, 2019)—On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, will hold a hearing on President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from Syria.
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
TIME: 2:00 p.m. EST
A livestream of the hearing will be available here.
The hearing will examine President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. forces from Syria and the resulting consequences for U.S. national security. The hearing will also address the humanitarian crisis resulting from Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria.
On October 6, 2019, after speaking with Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Trump announced that a Turkish incursion into northeast Syria was imminent and that U.S. forces would not be involved in that operation. Shortly thereafter, Turkey launched an operation into northern Syria to clear Kurdish forces from its southern border. On October 13, Secretary of Defense Esper announced that President Trump had ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria.
Senior Director, International Humanitarian Response
Save the Children
Ilham Ahmed, Accompanied by Translator
Syrian Democratic Council
Former Special Forces Officer
5th Special Forces Group
Director of Programs and Research