Why Trump is right: The United States should leave Syria now

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri

On Wednesday, the White House ordered the Pentagon to pull all U.S. troops out from Syria immediately. President Donald Trump tweeted: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump presidency,” a stance that immediately received pushback from more interventionist lawmakers. In addition to the decision to pull out of Syria, made last week, a senior Pentagon official also suggested that troop reductions in Afghanistan are also under discussion. 

Although this might seem like another one of President Trump’s impulsive decisions, this move should be welcomed. Trump—and his voters— have wanted to leave Syria for a long time, and is finally getting his way.

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