What Does U.S. “Withdrawal” From the Middle East Mean?

The debate on U.S. policy in the Middle East needs to move away from abstractions like “commitment” versus “withdrawal” and engage with the real questions of just what interests in the Middle East justify the presence of U.S. military force and what threats justify its use.

What Does U.S. “Withdrawal” From the Middle East Mean?
Two KC-10 Extender crew chiefs board the aircraft at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 5. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride via AP)

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