Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, says the US approach to Syria lacks creativity, initiative and international leadership (Washington Post)
"Can it be possible that Congress is only now considering the use of “nonlethal forces to train and advise the opposition,” an option that Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, says carries risks that include “inadvertent association with war crimes due to vetting difficulties”? Could it be true that U.S. aid programs haven’t yet been coordinated with European governments, other than in some cases the British? As for the refugees, it’s nice that President Obama promised more emergency money last month, but those 1.6 million people will probably become 3.5 million by the end of this year."
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