Syria on agenda, Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Vladimir Putin

Now that President Donald Trump has announced plans to withdraw US troops from Syria, countries that intend to remain involved in the multifront civil war are adapting their strategies accordingly. And Syria will certainly be on the agenda when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to Moscow on Wednesday to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

In about-face, Trump targets ‘uncontrollable’ arms race, decries ‘crazy’ defense budget

President Trump in the last two years has never missed an opportunity to tout his $700 and $716 billion budgets to rebuild the 'depleted' U.S. military. He also has vowed to rebuild America's nuclear arsenal by adding new low-yield weapons. He further has announced his intention to abandon a landmark Cold-War era arms control treaty with the Russians. Now, in a single tweet, the president has signaled he’s rethinking the whole idea of winning an arms race by outspending and outlasting America’s adversaries.