Removing troops from Syria would force end to contracts

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It sounds easy, if controversial: Remove U.S. troops from Syria. The reality would be a little messier. As the Defense Department proceeds with the withdrawal, it’s forcing the sudden end of contracts that have been supporting operations there. Bloomberg Senior Defense Analyst Rob Levinson joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the details.

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