The Kurds helped the US and NATO against ISIS in Northern Syria.... Turkey has NEVER been happy with the Kurds trying to have their own state in that area... We now have American and NATO troops LEAVING the area so that Turkey can move into the area... The Kurdish/Turkey … [Read more...] about Trump admin abandons the Kurds in Syria….
Any let up in efforts to breath after beating the group down will let it become reborn.... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday acknowledged that there are "places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago," but sought to downplay the … [Read more...] about ISIS IS coming back in Syria and Iraq….
President Obama played down Russia's influence and strength in world.... As some of us have feared? The Russian President Putin seems to be getting his pay-off from a his help and dancing with Donald Trump, the American President, who does want us to know his financial's … [Read more...] about Putin gets over with Trump as President….
Defense One is out with a backgrounder that points to efforts by Republican Senator's to give support to the Israel Prime Minister that President Obama had issues with and deal with Syria.... The US Republican senator's see there ability to get Trump to do things for Israeli … [Read more...] about More on Trump and some Republican US Senator’s Middle East moves to help Israel ….
THAT is a Foreign Policy move no American President has done since the 1967 Israeli-Egyptian War.... Part of the reason is such a move would seem to be against the Arab world, even though Israel is NEVER gonna give the strategic land grab back because there is NEVER gonna be a … [Read more...] about Trump looks to accept an Israeli Golan Heights….The Politics….
Hmmmm? The U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria are continuing, and the coalition announced that attacks Dec. 16-22 "severely degraded" the group's facilities and "removed several hundred ISIS fighters from the battlefield," per CNN. Why it matters: It's a sign … [Read more...] about Despite Trump’s order to withdraw?…American led military airstrikes continue…..
Defense One on a view from the US Special Ops world involved in trying to support the locals in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.... Trump’s withdrawal from from Syria is what military leaders feared — and exactly what he promised. Five days before Donald Trump became … [Read more...] about Trump’s withdrawal from the Middle East has US ‘advisors’ there worried….
Trump is increasingly being seen as doing this as a payoff to Russia's Putin and a prize to Iran..... Donald Trump displays his lack to looking at the 'long game' in foreign policy.... The question is? What will Congress actually do? Or will the doubts expressed cause Trump … [Read more...] about Trump Syria withdrawal from Syria not playing good in Congress….