Trump’s Betrayal of the Kurds Is as Incoherent as It Is Dangerous
The Turkish incursion into Syria is almost certain to be a tragedy for the region’s vulnerable minorities, but the chain of events it is liable to set into motion are far easier to dread than accurately foresee.
Trump says U.S. is pulling out of Syria “like, very soon.” That’s news to the State Department and Pentagon.
In a confusing twist, hours earlier, a spokesperson for the Pentagon suggested that the U.S. military intended to remain in Syria for a long, long time.
Tillerson wants U.S. troops in Syria until terrorism is gone, so forever
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined Washington’s latest Syria strategy Wednesday, vowing to keep an open-ended American military presence beyond its goal of defeating the Islamic State.