The U.S. military presence in Syria is central to the stability of the region.
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Turkey's president now has a green light to pursue even more vigorously his nationalistic theme and his Islamic agenda.
Donald Trump's unilateral move could have dire regional and international implications.
There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan. The solution to the debacle lies with the Afghan tribes.