Tue, 27 June 2017
In the Middle East, the United States says it has only one mission – to defeat Islamic State terrorism. But most of our allies in the region, who did almost all of the actual fighting, have several different agendas. Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent Roy Gutman, who has recently visited the conflict zone in Syria, reports this often involves small-scale but bitterly fought wars between our allies. As both American-supported and Russian-supported forces get closer to the Islamic State’s Syrian capital of Raqqa the danger of clashes involving both Russians and Americans is growing.