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Syria: Targets and capabilities
Use this interactive infographic to explore the strength, bases and weapons of the United States’ and Syria’s armed forces.
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Connecting Syria’s allies and enemies
An interactive look at the political and military positions for and against military intervention in Syria.
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But the fact that Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia are attempting to control the fate of the Syrian people does not mean that other foreign actors should also attempt to do so for their own benefit. The United States should not go to war to overthrow Assad. It should also not carry out “symbolic” military strikes, which would be undertaken purely to maintain its own credibility - but which would also tarnish Syrian revolutionaries as being proxies of Western powers. The only moral course of action is to return the power of self-determination to the Syrian people themselves, instead of continuing to use them as pawns in a broader geopolitical power struggle.
Assad: Syria capable of confronting attack
Syrian president says regime is fighting “terrorism” and will not be stopped by foreign aggression.