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Why US Troops Will Never Be Pulled Out Of Syria

A friend recently asked: "Surely, the American Army is not staying in Syria forever and sooner or later they will leave, no?" To his surprise, my answer was: "No, I don’t think they would leave. Why would they? It costs very little and they incur hardly any casualties."

Moreover of all past military interventions in the region, the US presence in Syria is unique in a number of ways. It is relatively small in scope, yet it does achieve a seemingly broad set of objectives both geopolitically and even domestically.

Remember that the initial [ostensible] objective for entering Syria was to fight ISIS. Following the group's attack on Mosul in June 2014, it only took only 8 weeks for the US to to begin air strikes against them in Iraq. A month later, these strikes were expanded into Syria.

By December 2017, ISIS had effectively lost 95% of its territory. Even though Iraq's PM publicly declared victory against the group early that month, US strikes on Syria's side of the border continued. It took another year till Dec 2018 for Trump to declare the defeat of ISIS.

You would have thought that Trump would get his way and that he would pull out of Syria after his mission of defeating ISIS was accomplished....But, you would be wrong. Many in the Washington establishment as well regional "allies" would quickly join forces to stop Trump.