Why the US Should Leave Iraq and Syria

I have a new report with Defense Priorities on why the US should leave Iraq and Syria. Read the report, and the shorter version in this Twitter thread.

If you’ve been thinking that the public justifications for US troops in Iraq and Syria make little sense, you’re right. Yet the fact that it creates hostilities with other countries and could potentially lead to a larger war is a feature, not a bug to many in the foreign policy establishment.