Opinions on U.S. options in Syria widely split

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The conflict has left more than 4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2 million Syrians who have fled their homes inside the country, and created more than 630,000 refugees. The refugees are pouring into Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. Most are women and children.

Mr. Kagan predicted that it would take the Assad regime using chemical weapons before the Obama administration responds more forcefully to the conflict.

“Anyone who thinks that Assad will go down without using every weapon, that seems to me to be a fool’s errand,” he said.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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