February 22, 2019

After Trump announces plan to let troops stay in Syria, experts worry about ‘in-between’ approach

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Think Progress

Journalist D. Parvaz

President Donald Trump’s decision to leave 200 of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria for a peacekeeping mission signals yet another shift in the administration’s chaotic Syria policy.

“At the end of the day, the president wants to bring our troops home and he is working towards that and he wants to do that in a safe and peaceful way, in the best way possible, to make sure we have complete safety for our troops abroad,” said White House Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sander, speaking to Fox & Friends on Friday morning.

The decision was announced late Thursday after President Trump had a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which the two agreed on coordinating some kind of “safe zone,” cleared of Kurdish forces.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...