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Syria: What we could do now

I wrote previously about the practical difficulties of military intervention, difficulties which pundits and commentators gloss over when criticising Obama for doing nothing ('Syria: What Are We Going to do Now?'). One key element missing from the plans of the 'for God's sake let's do something' crowd is strategic intent. Political leaders must articulate exactly what they want to achieve with military force.
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