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?
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis makes jokes that react to President Trump’s general insults to Gen. Mattis as “the world’s most overrated general.”
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?