After US Secretary of Defence Mattis stepped down, Brett McGurk who is the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest.
It is said that the protests were over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
With this Trump administration has witnessed yet another exodus of experienced national security figures.
Only 11 days ago, McGurk had said it would be “reckless” to consider IS defeated and therefore would be unwise to bring American forces home.
McGurk decided to speed up his original plan to leave his post in mid-February.
Mr. Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal “left our coalition partners confused and our fighting partners bewildered with no plan in place or even considered thought as to consequences,” the email went on.
Mr. Trump’s declaration of a victory over IS has been roundly contradicted by his own experts’ assessments, and his decision to pull troops out was widely denounced by members of Congress, who called his action rash.>