A U.S. soldier walks on a newly installed position, near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, April 4, 2018. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Ignoring Astana Talks, US Military Presence in Syria is Ballooning

Despite its recent claims to the contrary, the US is hunkering down in Syria for the long haul.