President Donald Trump listens to former defence secretary James Mattis, who quit after the president abruptly announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria. Photo: The Washington Post
Leslie Fong
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Leslie Fong

Why Donald Trump’s exit from Syria is another lesson for Asia in trusting the US

  • America has a history of broken promises in the region, so it’s likely the Koreas, Japan and Taiwan are watching his abrupt withdrawal from the war-torn nation closely

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President Donald Trump listens to former defence secretary James Mattis, who quit after the president abruptly announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria. Photo: The Washington Post
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