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U.s. Arming Syria Rebels

To Avoid Escalating the War, Don't Arm Syrian 'Moderates'

William Hartung | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

Whether or not President Obama intends to send ground troops into combat in Iraq, there is a real danger that the dynamics of the conflict will lead to that result. The time to head off a wider war is now.

Aspen Security Forum Highlights: ISIS, US Drone Strikes, and Transparency

Keosha Varela | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

The 2014 Aspen Security Forum brought together top military brass, intelligence officials, and ambassadors to discuss hot button issues in international affairs, and possible solutions for more peaceful relations between nations. Below are highlights from these conversations.

Obama Won't Specify U.S. Arms For Syria Rebels

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama is refusing to describe the type of military support the U.S. will give to Syrian rebels even as he praises a decisio...

U.S. Senator: U.S. Moving Closer To Arming Syria Rebels

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is predicting the U.S. will soon be "arming the rebels" seeking to ov...

Christina Wilkie

Syrian Rebels Work Washington Channels

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A large map of Syria dotted with pink and yellow sticky notes dominates one wall of the Syrian Support Group's Washington headquarters, ...

Hagel: U.S. Considering Arming Syria Rebels

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming rebels opposed to the Syrian government, Defense Secretary Chuck Ha...