The US exit from Syria: Between the spin and the truth

US foreign policy survey: Mattis out, Syria troops ordered out, Afghanistan in flux.

NPR, | updated: 14:43

US Defense Secretary James Mattis looks at US President Donald Trump
US Defense Secretary James Mattis looks at US President Donald Trump
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The state of US foreign policy now, after Trump has ordered troops out of Syria, is getting ready to cut forces in Afghanistan and his Defense Secretary calls it quits.

The Wall Street Journal writes: "Trump’s Foreign-Policy Upheaval Puts US Allies on Edge" — "Abrupt plans for US troop pullouts from Syria and Afghanistan and the departure of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis are raising fresh concerns among US allies and adversaries alike about a new phase of volatility in Washington’s military posture and foreign policy".

"Governments across Asia offered muted response to the developments while Europeans were more outspoken regarding both Mr. Mattis and Mr. Trump’s troop plans. Senior French and German officials rejected Mr. Trump’s assertion earlier in the week that Islamic State had been defeated and Israeli officials expressed anxiety about regional stability".


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