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70
US intervention in Syria is different from Afghanistan, says security expert Aaron Stein
On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti and Amberin Zaman, an Al-Monitor Podcast
US intervention in Syria is different to Afghanistan says security expert Aaron SteinUS intervention in Syria is different to Afghanistan says security expert Aaron Stein
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As the Biden administration vows to put an end to America's "endless wars," the United States' military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria stands out as a rare success. Several hundred US Special Operations Forces remain in northeast Syria where they are partnered with the Syria Kurds who played a critical role in defeating the jihadis. But the fallout in diplomatic terms with NATO ally Turkey has been huge. Aaron Stein, Director for Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank in Philadelphia, and the author of "The US War Against ISIS," reflects on this mixed picture
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