January 4, 2014
Obama Tries to Save Face in Syria
Shashank Joshi, BBC News
The Associated Press
This week, new US Secretary of State John Kerry promised $60m (£40m) to the Syrian National Coalition, the political umbrella group for opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's beleaguered regime. But there is a certain irony to the fact that, while the cash was pledged to "non-lethal" assistance, US policy is increasingly being forced to accommodate itself to the armed, very much lethal side of Syria's rebellion.
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