Trump’s artless deal: The president’s Syria decision will have long-term consequences

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Author(s) Andrew Malcolm
Source The Charlotte Observer
Date December 26, 2018
Quotes-start.png While the rapid drawdown solves one friction with a NATO ally and may encourage Ankara to buy Patriot missiles, the president’s move was an artless deal. He could have used the U.S. exit as leverage to get Iran to leave or curb its troop presence there. Instead, he gave it away for free, to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s delight. Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position United States is right to withdraw its troops on the topic Syrian civil war.