PBS Newshour

Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, was a guest on the PBS Newshour Oct. 7 discussing President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria. Simon joined former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for the discussion. Simon said that Trump’s decision is “perfectly legitimate” but that there was no advance groundwork for the pullout. “So the question that we face is how best to implement President Trump’s decision in ways that don’t lead to serious disorder, civic disorder, in the areas of Syria that are administered by the Kurds and their Arab allies,” Simon said.

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