In Rapidly Leaving Syria, US Risks Ceding the Entire Country to Iran, Russia
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Syria, Planetary Defense, Tiger Conflict, National Parks
Episode: Syria, Planetary Defense, Tiger Conflict, National Parks
- Jan 15, 2019 11:00 pm
- 16:57 mins
Guest: Matthew Brodsky, Middle East analyst, Senior Fellow, Security Studies Group The Department of Defense says it’s begun the process of withdrawing all 2,000 US troops currently stationed in Syria to fight ISIS. You’ll remember President Trump declared victory against ISIS and announced the withdrawal rather abruptly a month ago, which precipitated the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Since then, the President’s top advisors have been trying to convince America’s allies the withdrawal is a good thing –and they’ve been hedging a bit, saying the pull-out may take longer than the month President Trump initially promised and may only happen if certain conditions are met.