Washington Examiner: “Preserve US interests in Syria by backing the Kurds”

“Preserve US interests in Syria by backing the Kurds”

Washington Examiner, Sept. 7, 2018 –

Opinion piece by Alan Makovsky and Michael Makovsky articulating the idea that U.S. interests are best served by continuing to support Rojava and the Syrian Democratic Forces:

“Indeed, Kurdish forces have been the tip of the global coalition’s spear against ISIS. And now, the energy-rich Kurdish-held territory in Syria’s northeast is one of the few areas in the country not dominated by Assad’s Iranian- and Russian-backed forces. Yet, the U.S. may abandon our Kurdish partners. No formal decision has been made, but in April, President Trump instructed the Pentagon to prepare to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. forces that support the Kurds in Syria.”

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