Trump's bizarre decision on Syria

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Author(s) Peter Bergen
Source CNN
Date December 19, 2018
Quotes-start.png If there is one key lesson we have learned from fighting jihadist terrorist groups in the 17 years since 9/11 it is that they thrive in weak or failing Muslim states such as Syria, and other countries where the United States has little to no presence. The Syrian pullout would run the risk of negating so many of the gains that have been made against ISIS. It also leaves the United States' Syrian Kurdish partners, who have done the bulk of the fighting against ISIS, to fend for themselves against the powerful Turkish military, which regards them as terrorists. Quotes-end.png

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