Strange Timing on Syria Decision

James Carafano- Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy & National Security Expert

The Annie Frey Show
December 20, 2018 - 2:25 pm

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Is the timing of taking troops out of Syria strange? Foreign Policy expert at Heritage Jim Carafano says it’s not too odd and that ‘the caliphate has been defeated’.

Carafano says that the president should have said the caliphate was defeated six months ago because that is much more accurate than his initial tweet on ISIS being defeated.

Carafano says we need more information on whether this decision was right or wrong analytically. But despite this decision, Trump has successfully cleaned up the Middle East. There is no question about that.

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