Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House [Yuri Gripas/Reuters]
The measure underscores an overwhelming congressional consensus that Trump’s decision has damaged US interests in the region and helped adversaries, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISI), Russia and Iran.
Turkey launched an operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria following Trump’s decision. The Kurds were the top US ally in the fight against ISIL in the region.
The House measure says Turkey should halt military actions in Syria and says the US should send