Pull U.S. Troops Out of the Middle East and Put ‘America First’

February 14, 2018 5:15 pm nationalinterest.org
Pull U.S. Troops Out of the Middle East and Put ‘America First’

If the intent of President Trump’s “America first” foreign policy is to “put the interests of the American people and American security above all else,” events currently playing out in Syria expose it as a failed policy. While the goal of defending American citizens and interests from the Islamic State (ISIS) has always been entirely valid, the way Washington has pursued that objective has diminished American security, not preserved it.…

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