A war the Pentagon doesn’t want

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Author(s) Robert H. Scales
Source The Washington Post
Date September 5, 2013
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-military-planners-dont-support-war-with-syria/2013/09/05/10a07114-15bb-11e3-be6e-dc6ae8a5b3a8_story.html?wprss=rss_opinions
Quotes-start.png None of the White House staff has any experience in war or understands it. So far, at least, this path to war violates every principle of war, including the element of surprise, achieving mass and having a clearly defined and obtainable objective. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.