August 23, 2017

Former US Official Explains Tensions Over Syria

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Jewish Insider

Journalist Aaron Magid

WASHINGTON – On Monday evening, President Donald Trump addressed the nation regarding his administration’s new war plans to address the 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan. While not specifically mentioning any exact number during the speech, NPR reported that the Commander in Chief is expected to send an additional 4,000 soldiers. At the same time, given Israel’s ongoing concerns about Iranian forces near its borders, Ilan Goldenberg, who served as Chief of Staff to the State Department’s Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations during the Obama administration, encouraged the deployment of extra U.S. troops in southern Syria near the Golan Heights.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...