Mike Pompeo: "The United States Didn't Give Turkey A Green Light" In Syria

In an interview that aired Wednesday on "PBS NewsHour," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish attack. Pompeo told Judy Woodruff that "the Turks have a legitimate security concern" in Northern Syria.

"They have a terrorist threat to their south. We’ve been working to make sure that we did what we could do to prevent that terror threat from striking the people in Turkey, while trying...