Your Call: US foreign policy in the Middle East

Apr 10, 2017

Since the inauguration, the Trump administration has sharply increased drone attacks on Yemen and bombings in Iraq. Trump also appointed a pro-settlement ambassador to Israel, and ordered a missile strike on Syria.

The Pentagon has quietly dispatched hundreds of US troops to Syria and Iraq. What's the administration's plans for the Middle East? 

Guests:

Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, and author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

Reese Erlich, award-winning foreign correspondent, and author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Web Resources:

LA Times: Trump is right, America isn't 'so innocent.' Here's how we can right that wrong in Syria

Reese Erlich: TRUMP ATTACK ON SYRIA “UNMITIGATED DISASTER”

The Guardian: Trump officials broadcast president's plan for Syria: wait for global response

The Nation: The Real Targets of Trump’s Strike Were His Domestic Critics