Now it looks like a big win for ISIS, but what can President Trump do after the U.S. pull-out from Northeast Syria? The loss of intel on the ground from our abandoned Kurdish allies, the release/escape of terrorist prisoners, and the perception of U.S. apathy, creates conditions for an Islamic State revival. Is there a U.S. position somewhere between warmongering and isolationism?
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?