So far it’s mostly just equipment, but a US official says the withdrawal from Syria has begun. Trump’s abrupt decision to pull out of Syria “led to the resignation of U.S. Defense Minister James Mattis and the top U.S. envoy to the anti-IS coalition.”

+ “In one of his most curious contradictions, Pompeo pledged that the United States ‘will not retreat until the terror fight is over.'” Robin Wright in The New Yorker: Pompeo and His Bible Define U.S. Policy in the Middle East.