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Let Cooler Heads Prevail Over Syria

The Turkish downing of a Russian jet demands action to prevent further escalation.

A Russian warplane goes down near Turkey's border.

Photographer: Fatih Akta/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Sometimes the trite response is also the correct one. So the main thing to say about Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Tuesday is simple: From here on, cooler heads must prevail. 

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