To the editor — Did you happen to catch the brief back-page article about one of our military outposts in the Syrian desert a few weeks ago? The U.S. flag was lowered without a shot being fired. U.S. Central Command had apparently ordered a retreat. Within a day or so Russian forces advanced, secured the zone, occupied the fort and raised the Russian flag.
I wonder, would this have happened if Ronald Reagan was still our commander in chief?