Former Ambassador John Bolton has officially started his job as the new White House National Security Advisor, ringing in his first day with heightened tensions surrounding chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war. It’s an issue President Trump has gone back and forth on, saying just last week that he wanted to pull troops out of the country, but now that a suburb of Damascus was attacked with chemical weapons over the weekend — an attack which most believe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind — Trump plans to leave troops where they are.
Jim Braude was joined by Carol Saivetz, senior advisor for MIT’s Security Studies Program and Nasser Weddady, a consultant for the Middle East and North Africa to discuss the ping pong game President Donald Trump is playing with United States foreign policy.