“American war planners in the Trump Administration must, therefore, opt to hit Assad’s air force, but to leave him enough capabilities that he has a reasonable chance at stemming the jihadist surge that will inevitably come from the American air campaign. Trump must also use the 2,200 American troops in Syria as a bargaining chip to get Russia and Turkey to pull both Iran and Assad himself back from the hostilities, and help to create a negotiated settlement that not only ended the conflict, but helped to establish a more stable political environment in Syria.”
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The MOAB Strike in Afghanistan Was Not For Kim Jong-un
Despite what many pundits are claiming, the MOAB attack against ISIS in Afghanistan was nothing more than a tactical move. Any wider geopolitical implications are inferred.