What Is the U.S. Plan to Stop Iran in Syria?

(Washington Post) Josh Rogin - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told the Institute for the Study of War on Monday that one of the administration's chief objectives is to prevent Iran and its proxy Hizbullah from gaining strategic advantage in Syria as the Islamic State is slowly but steadily defeated there. "The objectives are to weaken Iranian influence across the region broadly," he said. The U.S. and its coalition partners could do a lot more to help the Syrians who are not yet under Assad and Iranian rule to build up their self-defense and their civil society. The U.S. could speed up the expansion of the largely Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to bolster its Arab Sunni ranks.

2017-09-28 00:00:00

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