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Mona Yacoubian is quoted in the Army Times on sending U.S. arms to Syria

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The decision by the U.S. to begin
supplying arms directly to Syrian rebels is too little, too late to tip the
balance in the Syrian conflict, two top Middle East experts said Tuesday.

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Mona Yacoubian, senior adviser on
the Middle East at the Stimson Center, a national security think tank, said
U.S. military intervention in a targeted way could still be effective, but
arming the rebels is not. In fact, she said, it is the worst possible option
for the Syrian people.

“We have to be a little more humble
about our ability to influence [Syria] given our very little presence there,”
Yacoubian said. “I think we need to be cautious at a minimum on the question of
arming and the way that can impact a zone in conflict.”

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