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Obama Administration Moves To Aid Syrian Opposition

Foreign Policy  |  By Posted: 03/06/12 12:14 PM ET  |  Updated: 03/06/12 12:20 PM ET

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing "Assessing U.S. foreign policy priorities amidst economic challenges: The Foreign Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2013". (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Obama administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria for the first time, marking a shift in U.S. policy toward a more aggressive plan to help oust President Bashar al-Assad.

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