Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Syria. What is the Pentagon’s new strategy in the region?

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters stand near underground tunnels said to be made by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Tal Abyad, Syria. October 17, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Mahmoud Hassano.

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region. Meanwhile, there are big questions about what the Pentagon’s plan in Syria will be.