More US troops deployed to Syria

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton warns of ‘the next conflict in the region:

“It’s almost certainly a reflection of President Trump’s desire to move up the pace of the destruction of ISIS from the Obama degrade and destroy over some indefinite period of time.”

“It’s complicated enough to bring ISIS down…the last thing we need to do is to arrive at some kind of understanding that preserves Assad’s power.”

“It’s fine to eliminate ISIS. The sooner the better, but we have to look at in effect, what the next conflict in the region is going to be.”


Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.