U.S. Seeks To Keep Its Coalition Active After Ensuring Troops Will Stay In Syria

The U.S. is working to maintain its “international coalition” in order to prevent ISIS from reemerging, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, Kathryn Wheelbarger, revealed in an interview with The Washington Times.

According to Wheelbarger, U.S. military officials and State Department diplomats are trying get commitments from all 79 coalition members to continue the group’s work. The official said that an agreement to extend the “Defeat ISIS” mission will likely be finalized during the NATO ministerial meeting next June.

“We expect the threat to evolve, [and] the importance of the coalition is our priority,” Wheelbarger said in the interview that was released on April 9.

Last December, President Donald Trump made a decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria. However, a backlash from senior officials in his administration and the negative reaction from the mainstream media forced him to make a U-turn and accept to keep up to 400 troops in the war-torn country….

https://southfront.org/u-s-seeks-to-keep-its-coalition-active-after-ensuring-troops-will-stay-in-syria/

What.  A.  Racket.   If they want to “defeat ISIS” all they have to do is withdraw funding for it.

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