A primary rationale for much U.S. policy in the Middle East has been to curb Iranian “influence.” But that is too generic a concept to be a basis for sound policy.
From the beginning to the end of the war that he and his government had launched, Hitler and his associates concluded that their paranoid fantasy of an international Jewish conspiracy was the key to contemporary history.
Trump is just as wary as Obama of a slippery slope toward greater involvement in the Syria conflict.
The Syrian conflict, which appears that it will drag on for a decade, has been a source of regional instability and chaos.
One night of strikes doesn’t constitute a strategy to halt Syria’s civil war and stabilize the country.
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