Rather than confront the roots of the terrorism, Trump praised its benefactors and took a side in a sectarian war that is ripping apart the Middle East.
The United States took this long to commit to arming SDF, despite its stated objective of destroying ISIS, because of concerns from the Turkish government.
Turkey has long played a double game in Syria, claiming to partner with the United States and oppose extremism, while actively helping Al Qaida and ISIS.
President Trump is increasingly giving more and more power for command military decisions to the Pentagon.
The U.S. will focus only on eliminating ISIS and other terror groups as part of its counter-terrorism program, not regime change.
During the campaign, Trump slammed “dumb wars” like Iraq that cost lives and money and achieved “nothing.” But he’s escalating them now that he’s in office.
A recent pause in the program has many rebels worried that the CIA has gotten new orders from President Trump.
US troops, tanks, and artillery arrived in Poland. More Marines will deploy to Afghanistan. JSOC conducted a raid in Deir Ezzor and ISIS launched a major offensive. MSM unleashed a “dodgy dossier” of #FakeNews on Trump who is at war with the Deep State. And more in our global war news
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United States officials misled the public about a Syrian terrorist group, the Khorasan Group, in the run up to air strikes in the country in 2014.