There's No Will in Washington to Own Syria

(RealClearWorld) Aaron David Miller - We need to be honest about what the U.S. is willing to risk in Syria. The shadow of Iraq and Afghanistan still looms large, and there's no will in Washington to own Syria, or to engage in nation-building. Iran and even Russia are willing to sacrifice quite a lot to protect what they believe are their vital interests. The U.S. is not. It is not going to pay the estimated $100 billion required to rebuild the country, nor to provide the peacekeepers needed to oversee the process. The writer, a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson Center, served as a Middle East negotiator.

2016-03-07 00:00:00

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