Sucked into other people’s wars in Syria

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Paul R Pillar

“Eric Schmitt and Ronen Bergman report in the New York Times that U.S. officials believe an attack with armed drones on an American military base in southern Syria last month was retaliation for Israeli airstrikes in Syria. The attack caused no casualties — and the munitions in three of the five drones in the attack failed even to detonate — but the next such attack could well cause deaths or injuries. The officials attribute the October attack to what they describe as ‘proxy’ forces connected to Iran. Four implications follow from this development. First, a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria is overdue.” (11/20/21)