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Your Call: US foreign policy in the Middle East


Since the inauguration, the Trump administration has sharply increased drone attacks on Yemen and bombings in Iraq. Trump also appointed a pro-settlement ambassador to Israel, and ordered a missile strike on Syria.

The Pentagon has quietly dispatched hundreds of US troops to Syria and Iraq. What's the administration's plans for the Middle East? 


Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, and author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

Reese Erlich, award-winning foreign correspondent, and author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Web Resources:

LA Times: Trump is right, America isn't 'so innocent.' Here's how we can right that wrong in Syria


The Guardian: Trump officials broadcast president's plan for Syria: wait for global response

The Nation: The Real Targets of Trump’s Strike Were His Domestic Critics

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.