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Mark Esper: US Prepares to Withdraw Troops From Northern Syria

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said the U.S. government is “preparing to evacuate” approximately 1K U.S. service personnel from northern Syria amid Turkey’s impending offensive against the Syrian Democratic Forces, CBS News reported Sunday. SDF served as the U.S. allies as part of the campaign against the Islamic State militant organization.

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Senate Passes Seven-Week Continuing Resolution

A continuing resolution that would fund government agencies through Nov. 21 is headed to the White House for President Trump’s signature after the Senate voted 82-15 on Thursday to pass the measure, Government Executive reported.

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Matt Pottinger to Serve as Deputy National Security Adviser

Matt Pottinger, senior director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, has been named the country's next deputy national security adviser, The Hill reported Sunday. In his current capacity, Pottinger serves as President Trump's senior adviser on Asia, having contributed to summit engagements with North Korea.

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Report: Charles Kupperman to Serve as Acting National Security Adviser

Charles Kupperman, deputy national security adviser, has been named interim national security adviser to President Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the White House said Kupperman will succeed John Bolton, who resigned from the national security adviser post due to disagreements with the president over foreign policies, including peace talks in Afghanistan.

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New Executive Order Forms Quantum Information Science Advisory Committee

President Trump has signed an executive order to establish a new advisory committee to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum information science and related technology efforts. The National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee will provide advice on quantum information science and technology research, technology transfers, standards, education, commercial application and national security economic issues, the White House said Friday.

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