The US is rethinking the 50-plus nuclear weapons it keeps in Turkey

Tim Fernholz
The US is rethinking the 50-plus nuclear weapons it keeps in Turkey

Turkish forces are pushing into northern Syria, replacing and sometimes even firing on the US troops retreating at Donald Trump’s orders. The question of whether Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is really a US ally was put to US defense secretary Mark Esper on Fox television this morning. “No, I think Turkey, the arc of their behavior over the past several years has been terrible,” he said.