1 : The US Will NOT Assist Turkey in undertaking any type of retaliatory strikes-
Not a surprise. And yes, I'm tired of the bogus claims that the US and Turkey are working together in the context this is commonly presented in.
The US administration has ruled out retaliatory airstrikes in Syria after at least 34 Turkish troops were killed in an attack last week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, the US military’s top officer, said today that the United States "doesn't have clear, unambiguous intelligence on who was flying which planes."
Esper and Milley’s comments appeared to further steer the US administration away from a possible military response in Syria
Current and former administration officials said there was little likelihood of such a no-fly zone, which would require the Pentagon to take out aircraft and airfields. “That would be impossible unless we were willing to shoot down Russian or Turkish jets,” a former senior administration official told Al-Monitor.