A U.S. soldier sits in an armored vehicle on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. President Donald Trump expects to decide "very quickly" whether to remove U.S. troops from war-torn Syria, saying their primary mission was to defeat the Islamic State group and "we've almost completed that task." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Syria Gambit

Washington and its Junior Partners Prepare to Spark an Inextinguishable Fire

Any miscalculated escalation in Syria could result in an all-sided fight that could spill beyond the Middle East alone. In Russia, state broadcasters are now warning residents to stock up on essential goods such as food, water, and even gas masks in case of a nuclear war.