Obama Has No Syria Strategy

By dispatching as many as 50 Special Operations Forces to Syria, President Obama is doubling down on the U.S. alliance with the Kurdish People’s Protection Force (YPG). This Syrian Kurdish militia is closely aligned with the PKK, the Turkish Kurdish separatist group that has been behind a long-running terrorist campaign aimed at Ankara. It’s not hard to see the attraction of the YPG, which is secular and fairly well organized — in contrast to many of the Arab Sunni fighters who are either Islamists (ISIS, al-Nusra Front) or simply disorganized (the Free Syrian Army). But is the bet that Obama is making a wise one?

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Obama Has No Syria Strategy

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