Editorial Board

America Needs a New Syria Policy

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today described the flight of the main U.S. ally in Syria -- General Alim Idris, leader of the Free Syrian Army -- and the loss of U.S.-supplied FSA equipment to Islamist rebels as “a big problem.” That’s putting it mildly. This setback makes plain the failure of U.S. policy and the need to rethink.

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