Children gather around a U.S. tactical vehicle during an independent, coordinated patrol with Turkish military forces along the demarcation line outside Manbij, Syria, July 14, 2018. The U.S. and Turkey began these patrols to help reinforce the safety and security in the region after the elimination of ISIS. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
How reorienting US Middle East policy can work in a post-Trump era

The American public favors the US disengaging militarily in the Middle East. But there’s a small, well-funded, and influential circle in Washington working to preserve the status quo.

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