Al Tanf garrison: America’s strategic baggage in the Middle East

America’s presence in the Middle East holds hidden costs, unknown risks, and nominal benefits in maintaining the status quo. The “pivot to Asia” under the Obama administration required balancing how to secure U.S. interests in the Middle East with fewer resources. The U.S. must consider actions of the past, specifically the strategic baggage that has … Continue reading Al Tanf garrison: America’s strategic baggage in the Middle East