Dec 11, 2014

Proxy War Protocols: How To Make Syrian Opposition Work « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

If the United States arms the so-called “moderate Syrian opposition” to try and overthrow both ISIL and Bashar al Assad, president of Syria, will it work? A close look at the United States’ long and checkered history backing proxy forces reveals a very mixed record when we arm surrogates. The ledger includes historic fiascos such as the CIA’s 1963 Bay of Pigs campaign designed to overthrow Fidel...

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