Top U.S. general at Central Command left out of Syria withdrawal decision

General Joseph Votel, the four-star Army commander who heads U.S. Central Command, made the disclosure Tuesday during an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the withdrawal orders.

“I was not consulted,” he said, adding that he was broadly aware of Trump’s “desire and an intent in the past to depart Syria.”…

Votel confirmed he was among those left in the dark, telling the Senate panel: “I was not aware of the specific announcement.”