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Jeffrey Goldberg

Why a Missile Strike on Syria Could Make Things Worse

So what exactly is the most telegraphed missile strike in history meant to achieve?

So what exactly is the most telegraphed missile strike in history meant to achieve?

Such a strike -- now in the works at the White House -- clearly isn't meant to speed regime change in Syria, where the government killed more than 1,300 people using chemical weapons last week, according to opposition groups. There's no indication that regime change is President Barack Obama's goal, and a limited attack probably couldn't accomplish such a thing anyway.