Foreign Policy Focus #12 – Understanding the Complicated Mess in Syria

On FPF #12, I break down the complicated mess in Syria. With several different countries and groups all operating in Syria with unique motives, it is very difficult to understand what is really going on. I explain who is operating in Syria and what each group’s goals are. I also give updates on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen.


Show Notes

The White House invokes state secrets privilege [Link]

Turkey says US is damaging relationship [Link]

US commander says larger force in the Middle East will need to stay longer [Link]

US moves Marines into Syria [Link]

20 civilians killed outside of Raqqa [Link]

Turkey attacks Syrian troops [Link]

30 killed at a wedding in Iraq [Link]

30 killed at Afghan hospital [Link]

Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trumps Highly Successful Seal Raid [Link]

Al-Qaeda asks US for help against Houthi [Link]

Trump restarts weapon sale to Saudi [Link]

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