Jeffrey White

Washington Institute for New East Policy

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Defense fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, he spent 34 years with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he served as chief of the Middle East current intelligence division, among other positions

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The US set out to train and equip some 5000 so-called "moderate" rebels in Syria, but fewer than 60 have qualified.

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