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Mona Yacoubian is quoted in Reuters on possible US response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons

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No good military options for U.S. in Syria

(Reuters) – Despite
President Barack Obama’s pledge that Syria’s use of chemical weapons is a
“game changer” for the United States, he is unlikely to turn to
military options quickly and would want allies joining him in any
intervention.

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“It seems increasingly clear that the Obama
administration is feeling pressure to act,” said Mona Yacoubian, a
former State Department official and now a Syria expert at the Stimson
Center in Washington.

“But they
will likely seek two things: conclusive evidence and multilateral
support/participation in whatever action (they) choose, which I think
would be limited, targeted air strike.”

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