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Pentagon leaders will have to readjust to follow their commander in chief, quickly. U.S. allies are scrambling to decide whether to fill the American void abroad.

defenseone.com/politics/2019/…
The SDF and other U.S. partner forces already are choosing their least bad options, including aligning with Assad, the dictator who is aligned with Russia and Iran.
Critics have written repeatedly that other nations and fighters are watching the U.S. closely and seeing just how long Washington’s commitment lasts.

They are seeing just how good is an American commander’s word.

Now they know.
The president’s remarks at his first Cabinet meeting of 2019 were more than another jaw-dropping stream-of-consciousness moment from the president.
They were nothing less than a total rebuke of his administration’s defense strategy — and of the U.S. counterterrorism strategy of the past 17 years.
In place of these strategies, Trump offered his strange mix of talking points and lies.
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