The Trump administration has been sending mixed signals about reducing the U.S. military footprint around the world and launching new interventions.
The Trump administration remains confused and divided over Washington's imminent withdrawal from Syria. Most recently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the Middle East in an attempt to reassure U.S. allies, who are concerned that the U.S. withdrawal will serve Turkish and Iranian interests.
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria unleashed chaos within his administration. Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton ruined his Turkey trip's chance of success by making a controversial statement in Tel Aviv.
U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton's visit to Turkey was an important opportunity to clarify some of the vagueness that stemmed from the conflicting statements coming from Washington, D.C. in the last three weeks in regards to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.
It has been more than three weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump made his announcement about his decision to withdraw American troops from Syria. Trump's decision immediately created controversy in Washington. Many officials, advisers, and members of the U.S. Congress advised the president to reconsider or at least revise his withdrawal decision.