“The US has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria.” That’s according to today’s New York Times, which reports that the intended target is the ultra-extremist Islamic State, which now holds much of Iraq and an entire province in Syria. The US is planning airstrikes in Syria—not targeting the Assad regime, but the Islamic State, considered a terrorist threat to American interests.
The Return of the Jihadi and Rethinking Our Failed War on Terror
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Mark Landler - New York Times - @MarkLandler, Patrick Cockburn - Independent, Paul Pillar - Georgetown University / Brookings Institution - @GeorgetownCSS, Toby Jones - Rutgers University, Lawrence Korb - Center for American Progress Action Fund - @LarryKorb