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"My producers Morgan lash and James Berliner and for the first time in two thousand nineteen we have Tampa Bay times military reporter Howard Altman you can follow on Twitter. H Altman Howard. How are you? I'm doing well happy new year. Happy twenty nineteen were you able to get a little bit of a break there. During the holidays in between now. News. Ceaseless? There was a lot of news happened especially on your front during that holiday time frame. Let's start with the situation in Syria, lots of confusion over what the plans are there. The president said we're getting out Defense Secretary Mattis resigned over the change in policy wrote a what was a scathing resignation letter. Now, you have national security adviser John Bolton saying that. We're only getting out if certain conditions are met conditions that make it far more unlikely or getting out anytime soon what the hell is going on. Well, it's it is a little bit confusing, and it starts with December nineteenth the president put out a tweet saying we've defeated Islamic state in Syria brain, folks, home, which was which was news to me because we've talked so much on this show and in these segments about the presence of ISIS in the Middle East, and how their numbers are still pretty high. It's I think it's news certainly the folks. Central command who plan the operations against Islamic state. It's news to probably a lot of people in Syria because there's still a presence of Islamic state there, but."