The Syrian Smokescreen

The Syrian Smokescreen

In recent weeks, Trump announced the “withdrawal” of U.S. forces from Syria, as well as the withdrawal of 7,000 troops from Afghanistan. Although Trump had in the past taken actions against the Syrian state, for instance launching Tomahawks at the Shayrat Airbase in the Homs Governorate, the primary goal he has stated is to fight ISIS. In fact, in a tweet from December 2018, he had stated that defeating ISIS in Syria was his only reason for being there at all, and now that the group had been defeated, it was time to leave. Similarly, Trump's stated goal for fighting in Afghanistan was to...

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