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Reps. Conyers, Yoho: Sending MANPADS to Syria Is Still a Stupid Thing We Shouldn't Do

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

Concerns over the potential for terrorist groups to obtain MANPADS from U.S.-supplied insurgents have been greatly heightened by incidents in which terrorist groups captured U.S.-supplied weaponry in Syria.

David Wood

For Civilian Airliners, Shoulder-Fired Missiles Still a Global Threat | David Wood | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The horrifying deaths of 298 passengers of a jetliner shot down over Ukraine have focused the world's attention on a previously unrecogn...

Amb. Ford: Give Syrian Insurgents Manpads to Shoot Down Iranian Planes

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the weapons were under U.S. supervision, and they were used to shoot down Iranian aircraft, then there would be no question who the ultimate author of the action was: the United States government.

NYT: Everybody Who's Anybody Wants to Bomb Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the country don't want the U.S. government to be running around the world, bombing other people's countries all the time, so the New York Times and its favored "critics" can go pound sand.

MANPADS to Syria Rebels: Good or Bad Idea?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The query for President Obama on this subject is the same as it's always been: whether the benefits of sending MANPADS to Syria's moderate rebel battalions is worth the potential costs.

U.S. Anti-Tank Rockets in Syria: What Did Congress Say?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Don't the American people have a right to know what is going on with such a significant decision, particularly in light of the fact that the American people and Congress decisively rejected direct U.S. military intervention in the Syrian civil war?

Increasing Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition? Some Ground Truths...

Charles Lister | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Charles Lister

The U.S. and its allies must expand their support to Syria's opposition. But in so doing, the inherent complexity of the situation needs to be grasped and not simply brushed over.

David Wood

Al Qaeda Militias In North Africa Thriving On Looted Libyan Arms, Officials Say | David Wood | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unchecked flood of weapons out of Libya, including thousands of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, is providing new firepower to ...

Taliban Missiles Likely Supplied by Pakistan, Not USA

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

The fact remains that the Taliban are getting fully functioning missiles from somewhere, which in all likelihood have been constructed in the last 4-5 years. The most likely candidate is Pakistan.