Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar Assad and has helped him turn the tide of a bloody civil war, has long insisted that the US military presence in Syria is illegal.
It would be better if Americans had never come here. Fewer people would have died. This war is not Afghanistan’s war; it is the war of the world, but they are fighting it in Afghanistan.
I predict more deals and more taxpayer billions for Raytheon with Esper at the Defense helm. Esper’s in good company in Washington’s military-industrial swamp.
Washington’s combination of military confrontation and economic sanctions in its campaign against Russia has no moral basis, Brian Cloughley writes.