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The Danger of Abandoning Our Partners

The Syria policy reversal threatens to undo five years’ worth of fighting against ISIS and will severely damage American credibility and reliability.

The abrupt policy decision to seemingly abandon our Kurdish partners could not come at a worse time.

  • Josef Votel and Elizabeth Dent
  • The Atlantic

The decision was made without consulting U.S. allies or senior U.S. military leadership and threatens to affect future partnerships at precisely the time we need them most, given the war-weariness of the…

In northeastern Syria, we had one of the most successful partnerships.

The Islamic State was using Syria as a…

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