A missile strike isn’t our only recourse with Syria
By Thomas Friedman
The Obama team has clearly struggled with its Syria policy, but, in fairness, this is a wickedly complex problem. We need a policy response that simultaneously deters another Syrian poison gas attack, doesn’t embroil the United States in the Syrian civil war, and doesn’t lead to the sudden collapse of the Syrian state with all its chemical weapons or, worse, a strengthening of the Syrian regime and its allies Hezbollah and Iran.
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