H.R. McMaster listens at right, behind Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, during a Cabinet meeting, June 12, 2017. Andrew Harnik | AP
Operation Olive Branch

Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Pits Neocons Against Traditional Imperialists

The apparent split between the Pentagon and the White House does not reflect the deeper divisions which will become more apparent as the traditional imperialists in the administration face-off with the neocons in a cage-match that will determine the shape of policy in Syria and beyond.