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Why Did Trump Shift From Bringing U.S. Troops Home From Syria to Deploying Them to Western Iraq?

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday told reporters that U.S. troops are not leaving the Middle East and that the fight against the Islamic State will continue.
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1,000 US troops left in Syria will be moved to Iraq as the Trump administration faces fallout over a possible ISIS resurgence

1,000 US troops left in Syria will be moved to Iraq as the Trump administration faces fallout over a possible ISIS resurgence

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

US soldiers in Syria will soon be moved to neighboring Iraq in order to fight a possible Islamic State resurgence, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters on Saturday.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump abruptly announced that the roughly 1,000 remaining US troops would be withdrawn from northeastern Syria.
The move has been widely criticized as an abandonment of Kurdish-led forces in the region who have been fighting ISIS alongside the US for years, and has also paved the way for a major Turkish incursion into Kurdish territory.
Observers have warned that increased...
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