Why Trump is right about withdrawing from Syria

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Author(s) Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Source Los Angeles Times
Date December 21, 2018
URL https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-pillalamarri-syria-withdrawal-20181221-story.html
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Quotes-start.png interventionists such as Sens. Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio have portrayed the administration’s decision as a gift to Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah, the Shiite organization based in Lebanon, because they fear that those actors will fill the strategic vacuum we leave. But an American withdrawal from Syria makes it unlikely that those various factions will work in harmony together. Rather, they will more likely be at each other’s throats, along with Turkey, the Saudi-led Gulf Arab alliance and the Syrian government of Bashar Assad. There already are reports that Russia is trying to edge Iran out of Syria, because of competition for economic projects. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position United States is right to withdraw its troops on the topic Syrian civil war.