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Does Trump’s Syria Pullout Betray Kurdish Allies, Jeopardize U.S. Interests Elsewhere?

President Donald Trump’s move to disengage American troops from Northern Syria met with near-universal condemnation, including from Kurdish allies in the path of a potential Turkish invasion who feel his decision would betray them after years of fighting I.S.I.S. terrorists as a U.S. partner. Did the Commander in Chief just jeopardize U.S. interests elsewhere, or does moral leadership sometimes demand abandoning longstanding allies?

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Island of Fire: Does Trump’s Destruction of ISIS Remnant Shatter Obama Recruiting Theory?

U.S.-led military coalition, with help from Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces, carpet bombs what may be the last major concentration of ISIS fighters — the previously-dominant “Islamic State,” reduced to a desperate remnant, hiding on an island in the middle of a river. In seconds the ISIS refuge became an island of fire.