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Trump's Big Mistake: He Hasn't Withdrawn From Syria But Doubled Down

• https://nationalinterest.org by by Daniel L. Davis

Following the highly successful raid to take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Trump announced he was tired of "endless wars" and—for the third time in his presidency—said he was withdrawing all troops from Syria. But then he changed his mind—again—declaring U.S. troops would stay to "secure the oil." Trump's instincts to get out of Syria are solid and highly beneficial to America; his willingness to be talked out of good policy is neither. Three times in the past 18 months Trump has announced American troops would be withdrawn from Syria. Three times senior administration figures or influential advisors walked him back.