February 19, 2013

U.S. Inaction Makes Syria Stalemate Worse

Tony Karon, The National

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Not only is the Obama administration no longer convinced that Syria's armed rebellion is about to topple President Bashar Al Assad, a rebel military victory does not even appear to be Washington's preferred outcome.

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