Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria. We've done our job by defeating ISIS.

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Author(s) Benjamin Friedman, Justin Logan
Source USA Today
Date December 20, 2018
Quotes-start.png The idea that U.S. forces can compel Iran’s eviction makes little sense. Like Russia, Iran has long-standing interests in Syria that are stronger than ours, was invited by the regime to deploy forces, and is unlikely to pull them before the civil war is over. Leaving rivals the draining task of trying to stabilize Syria is hardly doing them a favor. Syria offers occupiers nothing that can vault them to greater power and lots of potential trouble. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States is right to withdraw its troops on the topic Syrian civil war.