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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Blob Is Lying About Trump’s Sudden Syria Withdrawal – Foreign Policy

But the narrative doesn’t fit the reality of Trump’s Syria decision. Far from being caught by surprise, senior State Department and Pentagon officials were tasked earlier in 2018 with planning for the eventual withdrawal. While it’s true that, as one foreign-policy commentator recently noted, Trump’s Syria decision took place without an “interagency review, an often-prolonged process that methodically develops options,” or even “major deliberations with allies,” the idea that Trump’s decision shocked Washington’s foreign-policy machinery needs to be rethought. “This wasn’t a surprise,” a senior State Department official who works on Middle East issues told me last week. “We’ve been talking about getting our troops out of Syria since at least last March.”



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Withdrawing troops from a pointless and disgraceful little war?

Literally anti-Hitler.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 5, 2019 3:56:07 PM