Trump Pulls Back in the Middle East
The National Interest -

Curt Mills

Security, Americas

A trio of developments has smothered the administration’s previously hawkish approach.

The primaveral speculation that the Trump administration could lead the United States into a fresh war in the Middle East is looking short-sighted. The administration, led on this score by the president himself, is signaling a pump on the brakes.

The White House’s approach—a wholesale rejection of political Islam and Iran’s Islamic Republic—had brought the United States...

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