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Syria: What are we going to do now?

As the media becomes full with images of the bombing of Aleppo, the calls for military action by Washington to stop civilian deaths become louder and louder. As a former military planner though, I side with President Obama when he says that he hasn’t seen a military option that stops the civil war short of the deployment of large numbers of ground troops. There have been myriad proposals put up by well-meaning commentators with uncertain, if any, military planning experience.
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