Pentagon Sends US Mechanized Troops, Armored Fighting Vehicles Back to Syria

On this edition of The Critical Hour, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon talk to Laith Marouf about the Pentagon’s announcement last week that it is sending mechanized infantry and several armored fighting vehicles back into northeast Syria.

“Bradleys from the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team were last sent to Syria in late October 2019 to guard oil infrastructure from [Daesh] militants, officials said at the time,” Army Times reported Friday. “They were quietly pulled out after roughly a month when combined patrols with Turkish forces ‘never materialized’ and the ‘mission requirements changed,’ a military official in the region previously told Army Times.” One year later, the US military is sending such forces back to Syria. What’s the problem here, other than that the US should never have engaged in regime change in Syria in the first place?

US President Donald Trump is preparing to nominate a successor to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said back in 2016, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, that the American people should be allowed to vote in the presidential election and through that process provide their input to the Supreme Court nomination process. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made clear his belief that Supreme Court appointments shouldn’t be pushed through in an election year, going so far as to say that if a similar situation came up in the future, “I want you to use my…

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