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Barry Blechman is quoted in National Journal Daily on how to handle the crisis in Syria

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As speculation swirls about a pending U.S. strike to “punish” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons to kill civilians, experts say one key point is getting lost: Military action is not guaranteed to deter the embattled leader from continuing to use weapons of mass destruction.


The most viable option could be to strike the command facilities that order the use of chemical weapons, and potentially some air bases to drive home the point, said Barry Blechman, cofounder of the Stimson Center.

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