National security adviser John Bolton says defeating what is left of the Islamic State and protections for Kurdish fighters are needed.
There are signs that the U.S. foreign and military policy that marked the post-9/11 era may be winding down.
"I think we're in a pause situation," the South Carolina Republican says outside the White House after lunch with the president.
The president shakes up world politics by unexpectedly announcing a full and immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from northeast Syria.
The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran are due to meet in Tehran in hopes of reaching a last-minute deal to prevent a massacre in Syria’s last opposition stronghold.
Regime media paints a modern, Western-friendly picture, while opposition media depicts women as passive and dependent. Emerging news outlets are trying to present a more accurate image.
The Syrian president says that Western nations have lied about chemical attacks and supported terrorist groups in his country, while Russia has supported his government against the foreign “invasion.”
The U.S. is now doing the opposite of what it said it would in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.