Trump was right to challenge the foreign policy status quo in Syria. He’s wrong to create a similar future problem by placing troops in Saudi Arabia.
A week after the announcement U.S. forces will move out of Northern Syria, ABC News aired footage it claimed shows ‘slaughter in Syria,’ which appears actually to be from a Kentucky gun range.
Moving American troops from Syria would be perhaps the most far-sighted thing Trump does as president, and would benefit the United States in the years to come.
Donald Trump is doing a very bad job explaining his decision on troop removal in Syria. He needs help.
On “Morning Joe,” an MSBNC guest attacked Trump for discussing his visits to the Dover Air Force Base, the location where fallen soldiers return home.
During a press conference, President Trump called out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for opposing his plans to pull U.S. troops from Syria.
The affair highlights the challenges facing an aging alliance that was built for a different strategic context, and the inadequacy of old foreign policy structures for a new world.
The brewing conflict along the Syrian-Turkish border, which reentered the news cycle this week as Turkish President Recep Erdoğan threatened to invade Syria, is rooted in Obama policies that were always destined to erupt in chaos.
An Atlantic hit piece on President Trump disguised as military leadership critique misses the bigger point.
If you don’t want Donald Trump making unilateral decisions about war and peace, stop letting any president make unilateral decisions about war and peace.
Washington Post Columnist Josh Rogin joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the threat of China, and Trump’s Middle East foreign policy.
Many Dutch Christians believe their country should welcome refugees from the Middle East. They see this as an important way of ‘loving thy neighbor.’ One seems to have gone too far.
Were U.S. forces not already deployed to Syria, no sane person would recommend sending in 400 U.S. troops into a complex, dangerous civil war with multiple armed actors on the ground.
U.S. troops will reportedly leave eastern Syria by April, causing heart palpitations among the usual suspects who have never seen a U.S. intervention they wanted to end.
If the U.S. experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria should have told our foreign policy elites anything, it is that Washington can’t resolve distant political problems.
James Mattis’s departure highlights the broader legitimation crisis that results from American foreign policy being run without democratic accountability and against popular opinion.
Trump’s decision nips further mission creep in the bud and refocuses the national security bureaucracy on the right priorities.
An in-depth look, as someone who has spent time on the ground in Iraq and Syria with U.S. troops, local tribal militias, and rebel forces since 2005.
The burden of proof should not be with those who seek to return American troops home after the successful vanquishing of a foe, but on those who seek to continue a conflict with no timeline or clear strategy.
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