Brief: A New US Military Base in Syria

The U.S.-led coalition is reportedly building a new post in northeast Syria.

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Background: For years, the Trump administration sought to reduce the scope of the United States’ military presence around the world, decreasing deployments and withdrawing troops from several regions, including the Middle East. In Syria, President Donald Trump ordered that U.S. troops be withdrawn, though a small number remained in the country. The Biden administration is […]

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