Roughly Explained Editor Taylor Griffin talks with Foreign policy expert Danielle Pletka about the implications of President Trump’s surprise decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria and why she thinks he is repeating the same mistakes President Barack Obama made when he pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq in 2011. Plus, what the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis means for U.S. national security policy.
Danielle Pletka is Senior Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. You can find her on Twitter at @dpletka, or read her very astute analysis of the middle east and other foreign policy issues at AEI’s website.
Barack Trump and the failure of leadership on Syria — Danielle Pletka