One month after President Donald Trump suddenly ordered thousands of troops to retire from Syria and Afghanistan, only a handful of Democratic Party likely 2020 presidential candidates have taken a position on one of the major US foreign policy decisions this year.
The service in Afghanistan and the total withdrawal from Syria are expected to significantly change the fight against the Islamic state's militant group and potentially leave US-ally militia vulnerable as the United States begins to eradicate its forces. The decision has also triggered backlash from the US security firm, including termination of top officials as former Defense Minister Jim Mattis.
It is also likely that you will repeat the conflicts and how to do it without creating more chaos, repeatedly in the democratic primary debates and being a key element of the candidates' foreign policy platforms. But then only three of the declared or potential 2020 candidates ̵
Here's their answer:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Troops should retire, but not the way Trump does.
"US troops should be withdrawn from [Syria] and Afghanistan, but in a planned and coordinated manner", Sanders HuffPost told an email. "This must be combined with a serious diplomatic and political strategy that helps deliver desperate need for humanitarian aid."
Trump's sudden decision to withdraw from Syria and the resulting confusion among Allies was more evidence of his administration's "irregular and ruthless approach," according to Sanders.
Although Sanders believes that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad must not remain in power and have committed crimes against humanity, the Senator said he wants a diplomatic approach with Russia and Iran to resolve the conflict. (He did not explain how he would convince Assad's two greatest guarantors to give up their support for the dictator.)
The United States. troops should be withdrawn from [Syria] and Afghanistan, but in a planned and coordinated manner.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
In Afghanistan, Sanders called for a proper end to the intervention, and the listed US troops have been in the country for almost 18 years. But he also completely refused to move away from US obligations abroad.
"In Afghanistan and Syria, withdrawal of troops does not mean that all involvement is withdrawn, and we should remain politically engaged in these countries and do everything we can to help them build governments and economies that are responsible for their people, "says Sanders.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.): Trump's withdrawal is ruthless but no comment on whether US forces should leave.
"Senator Booker believes that President Trump's immediate and unscheduled withdrawal of Syria's troops is ruthless and dangerous. Unfortunately, the withdrawal is part of Trump's major chaotic and pointless foreign policy approach to Syria, which includes freezing – and ultimately pulling back – very much needed stabilization financing, a Booker spokesman said in an email.
"This foreign policy approach to flying at night has the blind side of the president's own national security team, provoked fear and confusion among our allies and risks seriously damaging our efforts to Obtaining a permanent defeat by ISIS. "
Spokesman for Booker did not respond when asked to clarify the Senator's own position on whether he would support the withdrawal of forces from Syria and Afghanistan.
Sen. Sherrod Brown ( D-Ohio): Troops should retire, but not the way Trump does.  "I support an organized withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, co-ordinated with our allies and well-planned with input from both the state and defense ministries," Brown HuffPost told an email.
"I do not support President Trump using our troops for his own political gain by publishing messages without speaking to his own cabinet officials, let alone our partners on earth."
Brown criticized Trump as reluctant to stand up to Russia in both the Middle East and Ukraine and said that four US soldiers in an ISIS attack in Syria this week "emphasize the need for a broader conversation about our presence in the region."
I support an organized withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, coordinated with our allies and well planned.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): Troops should retire, but not how Trump does.
Warren was one of the few likely democratic candidates to publicly talk about the outbreaks of Syria and Afghanistan following Trump's recall notice. In an interview with MSNBC hosted Rachel Maddow earlier this month, Warren said she supported pulling troops back from both Syria and Afghanistan.
"I think anyone who says" no no no, we can't do that "in the defense company must explain what they seem to win in these wars [looks] like, and where the metrics are," Said warren.
But Warren criticized Trump for tweeting the retreat and not co-ordinating with the Allies on how to withdraw troops in a way that would ensure security and stability. Warren also gave a speech before the announcement in November in November at American University, calling for immediate withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and called for reconsideration of current US military efforts.
When HuffPost contacted Warren to comment on her policies towards Syria and Afghanistan, as well as if she supported an overall withdrawal of troops, a spokesman referred Warren's university speech and MSNBC interview.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.): Trump's withdrawal is too sudden and poorly executed.
Klobuchar did not respond to HuffPost's comment request, but in an interview with Fox News shortly after Trump's Syria announcement, she criticized the President for not listening to the military advice and calling the chaotic nature of withdrawal a disaster for allies.
"I just don't think you pull out suddenly and make it your allies and especially to the Kurds that we trained to fight for us and who's going to sit ducks there, "told Klobuchar Fox News. She added, "There must be a better way to do this."
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii): Trump has the right to leave Syria; no comments on the withdrawal of Afghanistan
Gabbard also did not respond to HuffPost's request for comment, but after Trump's withdrawal order she tweeted: "We have to get out of Syria ASAP in a responsible manner (it should not be long). "In his tweets, Gabbard also said there was a" hysterical reaction "to the withdrawal, claiming that beds Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) pushed for war and regime change in Iran and Syria.
Gabbard is a  longtime apologist for Bashar Assad, himself meeting with him in 2017, and has been highly critical of US intelligence linking him to crimes such as deadly chemical attacks in Syria.
We need to get out of Syria ASAP in a responsible way (it should not last long).
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
The following Democrats have not published statements on the withdrawals and did not respond to HuffPost's comments request:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y.)