August 28, 2013
How (and Why) to Oust Assad
Michael Weiss, Foreign Affairs
The easiest way to achieve regime change is no mystery to policymakers or to Pentagon war planners. Its initial phase might be called regime isolation. The United States should degrade or destroy the Assad regime’s aerial resupply capacity. This would entail no deployment of U.S. forces to Syria, nor would it spell the collapse of the regime overnight. But it would hinder his ability to move men and weapons around inside Syria.
TAGGED: Middle East, Barack Obama, United States, Syria