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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

Trumps Decision To Secure Syria Oil Fields Raises Thorny Legal Questions

By Associated Press
Published: Nov 5, 2019 5:16 p.m. ET

Contrary to Trump’s promises, U.S. troops won’t be leaving Syria anytime soon


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil, U.S. officials said.

The decision, coming after a meeting Friday between Trump and his defense leaders, locks hundreds of U.S. troops into a more complicated presence in Syria, despite the president’s vow to get America out of the war. Under the new plan, troops would protect a large swath of land controlled by Syrian Kurdish fighters that stretches nearly 90 miles from Deir el-Zour to al-Hassakeh, but its exact size is still being determined.


Officials said many details still have to be worked out. But, Trump’s decision hands commanders a victory in their push to remain in the country to prevent any resurgence of the Islamic State group, counter Iran and partner with the Kurds, who battled IS alongside the U.S. for several years. But it also forces lawyers in the Pentagon to craft orders for the troops that could see them firing on Syrian government or Russian fighters trying to take back oil facilities that sit within the sovereign nation of Syria.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:16 AM

1. Trump being a little too honest

We've been at war for oil and poppies for decades but geez guy you can't just SAY it.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:59 AM

2. Do YOU have an opinion here? Is Trump taking the right course? Would you stand up

to the Russians here?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:24 AM

3. Says its just like crimea

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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:20 AM

4. Flesmih llik tndid nietspE yerffeJ

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