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Strikes without Strategy in Syria, Years in the Making
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Strikes without Strategy in Syria, Years in the Making

Brian Katulis and Peter Juul discuss how the United States has lacked of a meaningful, effective Syria strategy—even before the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump’s targeted airstrikes with France and the United Kingdom against the Assad regime’s chemical-weapons capabilities came a little more than a week after Trump made clear his intention to wash his hands of the conflict by withdrawing all U.S. troops from northeastern Syria.

The strikes were aimed at deterring the Syrian government’s appalling use of chemical weapons against its own people. But the action over the weekend did not constitute a strategy to halt the fighting in Syria and alleviate the humanitarian catastrophe produced by the country’s civil war.

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 (Brian Katulis)

Brian Katulis

Former Senior Fellow

Peter Juul

Former Senior Policy Analyst