Just as Americans are finding out that U.S. Forces will remain in Afghanistan until 2017, Obama is told today that our ally, and neighbor to the north, will be ending combat operations and withdrawing it’s fighter jets from Iraq and Syria. Says prime minister-elect of Canada, Justin Trudeau:
“About an hour ago I spoke with President Obama,” Trudeau told a press conference.
While Canada remains “a strong member of the coalition against ISIL,” Trudeau said he made clear to the US leader “the commitments I have made around ending the combat mission.”