Is Trump Really Pulling U.S. Troops Out of Syria?
Trump’s foreign policy has had one consistent theme in the last two years – unpredictability. Whether it has been closed-door meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a unilateral cancellation of military exercises in South Korea without telling the Pentagon or Seoul, or his Syria surprise, Trump has kept both the U.S. defense establishment and U.S. allies on their toes.
This Wednesday and Thursday, the Trump administration is holding a conference in Warsaw aimed at “changing Iran’s behavior” in the Middle East, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put it. The summit, which will open with new UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen summarizing the situation in Syria, will consist of six committees, each aimed at combating a different feature of the perceived dangers that Iran poses.