30 Aug '13, 6pm

Honored to be quoted w/ Dick Betts on military force issues. Probably nobody I've learned more from.

NAPLES, Italy — As it considers a military strike on Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by President Bashar Assad’s regime, the Obama administration says it is not intent on regime change, but sending a message that deployment of such banned weapons will not be tolerated. But while the administration says it has no intent of getting embroiled in a wider war, “nobody’s talking about boots on the ground in Syria, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters Thursday—analysts say any U.S. strike will inevitably lead to greater involvement and require a commitment to help bring the moderate opposition to power. “To President [Barack] Obama, a regime-change policy appears as the quickest path to a quagmire,” Michael Doran, an analyst in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, wrote online for the Brookings Institution. “It is actually avoidance ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/limiting-action-to-missile-st...

Tweets

Syria strikes unlikely to change long-term DoD plans, experts say: The U.S. military is in the final... #airforce

Syria strikes unlikely to change long-term DoD ...

airforcetimes.com 28 Aug '13, 9pm

The U.S. military is in the final stages of preparation for missile strikes on Syria, but experts say any military operati...

U.S. readies possible solo action against Syria

airforcetimes.com 30 Aug '13, 2am

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action aga...

Iran and Hezbollah warn against US strikes in S...

longwarjournal.org 30 Aug '13, 5pm

In recent days, as the United States appears to be moving closer to carrying out strikes against the Assad regime, Iran an...

U.S. readies possible solo action against Syria

armytimes.com 30 Aug '13, 2am

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action aga...

In Syria, Air Force Mission Likely Limited to ISR

defensenews.com 29 Aug '13, 5pm

WASHINGTON — If the US goes ahead with plans to launch an attack on Syria, all signs point toward a short series of strike...

Shabaab, ITMC urge jihadists to take precaution...

longwarjournal.org 29 Aug '13, 8pm

On Aug. 27 , Threat Matrix reported that online jihadists were expressing concern that impending strikes in Syria by the U...

Congress tries to slow down Obama's decision on...

stripes.com 29 Aug '13, 5pm

Related Syria shows defiance; UN team tours near Damascus US explores possible legal justifications for strike on Syria So...

People protest involvement in #Syria at the #WhiteHouse while Obama was speaking: @mjtibbs http…

People protest involvement in #Syria at the #Wh...

stripes.com 31 Aug '13, 7pm

Related Lawmakers begin to grapple with Syria question View Photo Gallery » President Barack Obama stands with Vice Presid...

Russia warns US against Syria military action

Russia warns US against Syria military action

defencetalk.com 27 Aug '13, 4am

Military action against the Syrian regime would be a “tragic mistake”, Russia said Sunday, warning the West not to preempt...

US Republican Hawks (Neocons) Line Up in Support of Syria Strikes via @defense_news

US Republican Hawks (Neocons) Line Up in Suppor...

defensenews.com 27 Aug '13, 3pm

WASHINGTON — Prominent US Republican lawmakers are lining up behind military strikes in Syria, forming a rare alliance wit...

US Republican hawks line up in support of Syria strikes: Prominent Republican lawmakers are lining u... #airforce

US Republican hawks line up in support of Syria...

airforcetimes.com 27 Aug '13, 3pm

WASHINGTON — Prominent Republican lawmakers are lining up behind military strikes in Syria, forming a rare alliance with t...

Main U.S. targets in Syria are military sites

airforcetimes.com 27 Aug '13, 11pm

WASHINGTON — The expected U.S. missile strike against Syria will be aimed at forces linked to chemical weapons as well as ...

Main U.S. targets in Syria are military sites

militarytimes.com 27 Aug '13, 11pm

WASHINGTON — The expected U.S. missile strike against Syria will be aimed at forces linked to chemical weapons as well as ...