The troops are coming home!
No, actually, they are moving across the Syrian border to Iraq.
“U.S. troops leaving Syria will be relocated to western Iraq, where they will continue to conduct operations to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday.
Esper told reporters traveling with him to the Middle East that details regarding the U.S. military’s efforts in western Iraq would be worked out in the upcoming weeks, the Associated Press reported.
The comments came after weeks of bipartisan scrutiny of President Trump‘s abrupt decision to pull roughly 1,000 troops from northern Syria ahead of a planned Turkish offensive in the area. Trump has repeatedly argued that it is time to get out of “endless wars” and promised to bring U.S. troops home.
But Esper said Sunday that many of the U.S. troops leaving Syria will be relocated to Iraq. …”
The presidents change.
The American Empire and its policies stay the same. If there is the slightest change in policy, the Washington foreign policy establishment has a “bipartisan” meltdown.