Defense Secretary Esper defends Trump's removal of troops from Northern Syria

  • Published on Oct 13, 2019
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper discusses and defends President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria, which opened the door for Turkish forces to launch an assault against the Kurds.
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  • Kirk Reynolds
    Kirk Reynolds 11 days ago

    Esper is just a lap dog for Trump. No balls.

  • Kirk Reynolds
    Kirk Reynolds 11 days ago

    Esper is totally irresponsible as SECDEF. Heโ€™s just a Raytheon guy waiting to collect big when he leaves the gov. He needs to be fired.

  • GreeKurd Channel
    GreeKurd Channel 19 days ago +1

    Just look at Turkish history how bloody it has been, haven't you learned your lesson that Turkey is the biggest enemy of humanity? From Armenian genocide to Greek Pontic genocide and Kurdish Dersim Massacre... How terrible must someone get to be stopped?? and the worse thing is, Turkey is not stopped... The Kurds saved the world from isis, now save the Kurds from Turkey!!!!! You are so eager to get your oil but never care about those who were the key force in battling Isis, THE KURDS!!!!!!!

  • Jamie Rueffer
    Jamie Rueffer Month ago

    Chris let me spell it out for you, the US cut a deal with Turkey to allow Turkey to move into Syria and grab some territory and some resources.

  • Kris Lee
    Kris Lee Month ago

    Trump can run for president in the pen that's where all his members are headed who know this time he might win the popular vote

  • Danny Long
    Danny Long Month ago +3

    Is oil more important the people? That is donald trump, he only cares about money not People

  • Love is TKEy
    Love is TKEy Month ago

    Putin is a tit twawt!!!! He probably was planning this whole thing with Turkey the whole manipulate Trump who thinks Putin is his friend!!! Putin is a snake!!!! He and his communist Russians hate America!!! Trump should have known better!!!! Thats what happens when you you lay with the enemy!!!! Some big time lying is going on here!!!! Trump and defense secretary should known the consequences ...and the troops are not coming home and China is not planing to blast us any time soon, ISIS is though... Doesn't make Sense!!!! Lies Lies Lies!!!!

  • Love is TKEy
    Love is TKEy Month ago

    Ohh yeah, fight and waste money to lock up and control ISIS to let them out again... Why?????Putin is dong what that big Clown, who s letting this idiot give him advice because he has no experience, could have done!!!...You signed up to keep ISIS locked up!;! Pulling out like that with no plan released them!!! ...Stupid you could have did the same thing big heat Putin is doing everyone and Russia's soldiers are laughing at US ...Trump got Trumped!!! Putin Got what he Wanted!!! You could have stand firm!!! Turkey would have backed off!!! If Turkey is not acting like an Ally why treat them as such!!! Lies Lies Lies!!!! ...deflection Tactics!!!!!! With peoples and the world safety at stake!!!! Putin is doing exactly what you could have done.... You and is that you and (what is it now the 30th defense secretary you assigned in 3 years? don't know what you are doing!!!!

  • NumberTwo NumberTwo
    NumberTwo NumberTwo Month ago +1

    It was Obama who betrayed a NATO ally, by supporting a terror organization at their border in the first place! We are not a part of this mess!!! Get those troops home ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • NumberTwo NumberTwo
    NumberTwo NumberTwo Month ago +1

    It was Obama who betrayed a NATO ally, by supporting a terror organization at their border in the first place! We are not a part of this mess!!! Get those troops home ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • NumberTwo NumberTwo
    NumberTwo NumberTwo Month ago +1

    It was Obama who betrayed a NATO ally, by supporting a terror organization at their border in the first place! We are not a part of this mess!!! Get those troops home ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Angelina Beck
    Angelina Beck Month ago

    The Kurds are not our allies either...
    How many times have we heard about our troops teaching them how to use a weapon and when handed it, they immediately turn on our Soldiers and shoot them down?!
    FIFTY... even 100... of our troops on the border there would not be able to stop the aggressive progression of Turkey's 15,000+ army intent on invasion!!

    • Angelina Beck
      Angelina Beck Month ago

      @Love is TKEy
      @2:13 Wallace asks how many are we talking about?
      Secretary of Defense says less than 1,000 US soldiers. He says Turkey has 15,000 troops and pre-emptive air strikes attacking the border.
      @4:13 Wallace says We have 50 Special Ops forces on the border.
      That is where I got the (50) FIFTY US soldiers from...
      Even so...
      I was still correct.
      Less than 1,000 of US troops cannot defend against TWO armies when they are caught between them.
      Secretary of Defense said Turkey was coming 15,000 strong from the North and Syrian army joining them was coming up from the south.
      They have been fighting this 'civil war' between them for 200+yrs.
      Turkey wants to have the land back because Erdogan wants Turkey back to the size it was during the Ottoman Empire.
      There was NO stopping him from this... President Trump tried, but Erdogan said he was doing it no matter what anyone says.
      President Trump knew those soldiers we had there were going to be caught IN THE MIDDLE of the two armies and they would have been slaughtered!
      So instead, he pulled them out to keep them alive.
      President Trump said just the other day that the hardest job he has is to inform loved ones that they lost someone killed in active duty.
      I fully agree with his pulling troops out.
      Time to end our endless wars, and 'policing' the world...
      We have much work to do cleaning up our own house right now...
      In cleaning up everyone else's house, we've neglected our house...
      And it's now FILTHY!!

    • Love is TKEy
      Love is TKEy Month ago

      It was way more than fifty soldiers...thats such BS!!!... and we could have send in more to stop Turkey if needed which would better than letting ISIS escape!!!

  • Michel Man
    Michel Man Month ago

    Let the UN in. They were created for situations like that. Why the USA should fight that war. What wrong with these politicians

  • Erhan Berkmen
    Erhan Berkmen Month ago

    there is no oil facilities at north of syria, it is land of corridor to north ฤฑraq oil facilities.. perception management !

  • Johnny Freezze
    Johnny Freezze Month ago

    Chris Wallace is no longer concerned with the well being of American troops. As once warned by a departing U.S. president, it's now proven to the masses for several decades now the military industrial complex has become a serious threat to world peace, or even the possibility there of!

  • Chashunka
    Chashunka Month ago

    This is how Commander Bone Spurs and his supporters make America gross again: Show the world that the US is unreliable, abandon our brothers in arms, hand them over to the enemy, call their butcher a "wonderful and great statesman" and do the Russians the next favor.

  • Cupid X Atkins
    Cupid X Atkins Month ago

    Esper has gotten caught in two big lies so far, just like his daddy trump...Lie..Lie...Lie

  • xiomana xoxoxo
    xiomana xoxoxo Month ago

    This guy is not a real miliitary man , he thinks by retreating he saved lives but he actually created more DEATHS for the KURDS....we are letting them down...this guy is the presdients puppet.

  • Grechkin 26
    Grechkin 26 Month ago +1

    Turkey is an ally of the United States, the Kurds are an ally of the United States, Turkey attacked the Kurds. Who should the US support ?

    • NumberTwo NumberTwo
      NumberTwo NumberTwo Month ago

      Grechkin 26 The Kurds are originally communists whereas Turkey is a capitalist country, which fought Russia for 350 years and joined NATO due to this. The answer is: Of course TURKEY

  • Reo Ality
    Reo Ality Month ago

    If you're still voting Republican after you see this Republican defending Trump's position. OMG

  • SFoley990
    SFoley990 Month ago

    Wallace is a Democrat, what's he doing on FOX.
    He sucks
    When he on air, I'm turning the channel.

  • Never Again
    Never Again Month ago

    The illegimate putin implantation pig is going to jail. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Alleluja America prevailed! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  • Nadia NCH
    Nadia NCH Month ago +1

    I feel for the ignorant people who believe this is about POTUS keeping his promise to get our troops out of the Middle East. He just sent troops to Saudi Arabia to protect oil.

  • A Cor
    A Cor Month ago

    Lesson learned never trust the States

  • Life is for the Living 20

    If this was obama yall would be killing him.. hypocrites!

  • Antonio Brahms
    Antonio Brahms Month ago

    I cannot listen to idiots defending immoral Trump...

  • Antonio Brahms
    Antonio Brahms Month ago

    Trump is an immoral ungrateful backstabber

  • IloveDoubleD
    IloveDoubleD Month ago

    Morons. This is the plan to get as many Islamic countries involved in killing each other as possible. And its going very well. High five!!

  • Tintin
    Tintin Month ago

    So America will return the oilfields of Iraq and Libya to the people of those countries?
    The genocide of the Kurdish people - who destroyed Isis (al qaeda) in Syria - has nothing to do with the "deal" trump made with turkey about trump towers in Istanbul?
    "I have a conflict of interest in Turkey " trump joked back in 2015.
    The slaughter of our allies by the Turks - and the escape of thousands of al qaeda - is just a joke to trump???

  • kiwiwala
    kiwiwala Month ago

    These guys are idiots....trying to defend the indefensible. US is allowing Turkey to carve out a piece of territory from Kurd occupied Syria. These Bastards lie all the time. These White House aides should be tried and imprisoned. US should never ever be trusted. No country should be in coalition with the US. Russia always has been a true ally to its friends. This was all about Trumps winning the next elections.

  • PrinceTigerBeatz Industy Kits

    I agree with Chris!

  • SJ R
    SJ R Month ago

    Trump says he3 is bringing the troops home while he sends 3000 to Saudi Arabia

  • SJ R
    SJ R Month ago

    Chris Wallace ought to volunteer for a 'tripwire. '

  • SJ R
    SJ R Month ago

    How many tours has Chris Wallace and the rest of the complainers made for their country

  • SJ R
    SJ R Month ago

    Turkey warned they were invading and these useless politicians wanted our military to stay and be killed, there is only 28 military Trump said today, that was removed. There are still a few thousand military mebers in the S. Syria

  • pastiefoo
    pastiefoo Month ago

    This interviewer sucks

  • mch live
    mch live Month ago

    No planning, no diplomacy, no honor. No honor. No honor. No honor.

  • Julia St. Marie
    Julia St. Marie Month ago

    There are a few things that I do know >>>> 1. To reposition troops is a decision of the CIC. 2. The CIC knows more than I do know (even you) of what is going on and what is needed 3. This CIC perfers to fight wars with the wallet vs the dying body. 4. I trust this CIC ilo 1,2,3 plus his track record of helping America best thus far. Trump 2020 land slide

  • Wm.
    Wm. Month ago

    In 2013, Senate Democrats under Majority leadership of Sen. Harry Reid cheated and changed long standing Senate rules to pass Obama nominees to the courts. Sen. Mitch McConnell told Democrats then they would rue the day they cheated and changed those rules and they did. Obama nominated Judge Garland for the SCOTUS and Sen.McConnell refused to vote on him. So Democrats got Judge Gorsuch as a result. Thank you Sen. Harry Reid. Democrats are cheating once again, only this time in the House of Representatives. They are ignoring long standing House rules of fairness and ignoring the very rules that will protect them when they become the minority in 2020. Again they will rue the day that Nancy Pelosi changed the rules to cheat because of her desperation to maintain her power as Majority Leader. Republicans have very long memories and the Democrats will be harshly punished for their blatant indiscretions. Though they are not alone. Any Republicans that vote to impeach this President will soon feel a greater wrath at the ballot boxes.

  • S Matthews
    S Matthews Month ago

    I love how Chris pretends to know. If there is going to be long standing peace in that region the Kurds are going to have to reach out to Syria and help them reinforce their own borders against Turkey.

  • rudy rocha
    rudy rocha Month ago

    This guy chris does all he can to make the US look bad, just who he represent. Is he a member of the Armed forces. He is definately deep state. To hell with this stupid anti-Trump idiot.

    • rudy rocha
      rudy rocha Month ago

      Did he ever question his friend obummer in this manner, asking them to answer "yes" or "no", and by what authority.this jerk over steps his boundries by a long shot, a leftover obummer lover for sure

  • Billy Hunter
    Billy Hunter Month ago

    Trump is making Russia great again

  • Christopher P Gleason

    In a written treaty we are obliged to the Kurds temporarily. Out NATO agreement with Turkey is now binding. NATO agreement is clear if any one attacks a NATO member they attack the USA. Turkey must stop their attack before someone attacks them and engage the United States. United States will engage based on existing agreements or will remove Turkey from NATO unilaterally.

  • Christopher P Gleason
    Christopher P Gleason Month ago +1

    Get out of Syria now. Let these people fight as long as they want without our involvement. Let them know that any even suggestion of aggression towards the US will be dealt with in a quick final immediate long lasting blow against any ,all and those suspected to be in compliance with any aggressors. No proof required to defend ourselves because all those in the vicinity are in grave danger once the United States is engaged.

  • James Henderson
    James Henderson Month ago +1

    We need to get out now.

  • martin
    martin Month ago +1

    Wallace would risk 50 american lives

  • weizenobst mรผsli

    I am so sorry for the Kurds. Trump used them and now he throws them in the dumpster.

  • Nevi Gabriel
    Nevi Gabriel Month ago

    Wallace acting like he cares about Kurds now..when he LOVES war. If Trump went to war against Turks..he'd suddenly be going 'against allies'.
    US should be out..I'm sure EU can handle everything.

  • Jivko Dimitrov
    Jivko Dimitrov Month ago

    Trump is the stupid architect of this situation.

  • Dr Max Wellspring
    Dr Max Wellspring Month ago

    Is Chris Wallack hearing 50 US troops as a barrier against 15,000? Dumb man. You want to report the massacer of Americans rather? Turkey has been determined to do this.

  • kreative Oras
    kreative Oras Month ago

    Can the US just leave the whole of the middle east

  • T B
    T B Month ago

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  • gary webb
    gary webb Month ago

    I really enjoyed Mike Wallace style of journalism. It's to bad his son didn't learn to be non partinson. Can tell he hates Trump. In my opinion he can't scratch a pimple on his dad's arse.

  • Pro Patria
    Pro Patria Month ago

    I didn't hear all this outrage out of Wallace's mouth over our men slaughtered in Benghazi. Must be a partisan thing.

  • Elie Tsagkas
    Elie Tsagkas Month ago

    Why is This so called Chris SO STUPID?

  • ser45her
    ser45her Month ago

    illegal impeachment inquiry - just fixing the label.

  • Siegfried Gugg
    Siegfried Gugg Month ago

    Shouldn't it be the UN to step in rather then the USA?

  • sasan รงayฤฑrbaลŸ

    Trump Pence 2020!Keep America Great๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœŒ๏ธ

  • W Brown
    W Brown Month ago

    The liar in chief says it's important to bring troops home but is sending even more troops to fight for Saudia Arabia. Why?

  • Robin Marsilii
    Robin Marsilii Month ago

    Agree...bring the troops home from these endlesss wars. Hey your son or daughter over there? STHU