The Former U.S. ISIS Envoy on Trump and the Crisis in Syria

Five years ago, President Obama appointed Brett McGurk as his special envoy to counter ISIS. The Obama Administration had sent a limited number of troops to Syria; McGurk’s job was focussed on destroying ISIS strongholds and supporting the Kurds in northern Syria, who had taken up much of the anti-ISIS fighting. Last December, McGurk and the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, abruptly resigned after President Trump...