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Topic - John M. Keane
On June 30, 2009, the day Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked into captivity, American forces in Afghanistan had not allowed a single service member to fall into enemy hands.
The last American commander in Iraq recommended to the Obama administration that 23,000 U.S. troops remain to cement the victory, but no deal was ever reached with Baghdad, and all combat forces went home.
Syrian President Bashar Assad's anti-U.S. strategy during the 2003-11 Iraq War has come back to bite him.
President Obama's decision to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq by Dec. 31 is an "absolute disaster" that puts the burgeoning Arab democracy at risk of an Iranian "strangling," said an architect of the 2007 troop surge that turned around a losing war.
"They'll connect to those movements in Jordan and pump new recruits into them," he said. "They'll cross the borders and conduct terrorist activities themselves from the sanctuaries of Iraq and Syria."
"ISIL will not march on Jordan as they did in northern Iraq. The Jordanian air force would blow them off the road," he said.