Should President Trump pull troops out of Syria?
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Should President Trump pull troops out of Syria?

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While President Trump has yet to make a final decision, he has repeatedly talked about pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, most recently stating: "I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home." Many believe Trump's comments are directly in line with his "America First" approach to foreign policy. But others argue pulling out of Syria prematurely would threaten to undermine all the progress we've made against ISIS. What do you think? 

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President Trump is still deciding whether or not he wants to pull U.S. soldiers out of Syria, but his latest comments have led many to believe he's favoring the argument for bringing our troops home.

"I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home. I want to start rebuilding our nation. We will have as of three months ago, $7 trillion in the Middle East over the last 17 years. We get nothing, nothing out of it. Nothing."

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While the White House hasn't made an official decision regarding U.S. forces in Syria, many believe Trump's comments are in line with his "America First" approach to foreign policy.

But CNN reports the U.S. military is discussing sending more troops into Syria, directly contradicting Trump's statements.

CNN has learned that the US military has been working on plans to send dozens of additional US troops to northern Syria, according to several US defense and administration officials... CNN previously reported that Trump's remarks puzzled many at the Pentagon. A National Security Council meeting is set for Tuesday to discuss the administration's plan for battling ISIS in Syria and the some 2,000 US troops in the war-torn country.

And Max Boot of the Washington Post argues pulling troops out of Syria would be catastrophic, essentially reversing all of the progress made against ISIS over the past several years.

Withdrawing the 2,000 or so U.S. troops might allow the Islamic State, which today controls less than 7 percent of Syria’s territory, to rise again. It would almost certainly allow Iran to gain control of eastern Syria, creating a land bridge from Tehran to Damascus and Beirut that would increase the danger to Israel. As Josh Rogin notes, instead of taking the terrorists’ oil, Trump appears ready to hand it to the mullahs.
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