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Trump Endorses Turkish Operation to Engage Kurdish Forces in Syria: Some U.S. Troops Withdrawn

October 7, 2019

Episode Notes:

In a major shift in U.S. policy in Syria, the Administration has endorsed a Turkish military operation that would sweep away American-backed Kurdish forces near the border in Syria.

Aaron Stein, Director of the Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, joins the WarCast to discuss what's happening and consequences coming.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:50 ] Overview
[ 2:20 ] Troops withdrawing now
[ 3:52 ] Discord between the Administration and the Pentagon
[ 7:05 ] The prospective Turkish plan
[ 9:04 ] What the Kurdish SDF will adapt

Follow Aaron on Twitter: @aaronstein1

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