December 9, 2013

How the U.S. Lost Its Syrian Allies

Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

As the United States moves forward with a summit it hopes will end the civil war in Syria, the Obama administration finds itself alienated from the opposition forces it tried and failed to cultivate for the last two years.

In turn, the Obama administration has begun reaching out to Syrian rebels who espouse an Islamist agenda and draw support from American allies in the region like Saudi...

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