To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate

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Author(s) Wesley Clark
Source The New York Times
Date June 18, 2013
Quotes-start.png Of course, the Middle East is not the Balkans, the Russian government is more confident now than it was then, and Americans are tired after a decade of war. But there are similarities: The Kosovars, too, bickered among themselves, and some were said to be terrorists. The Russians backed Serbia — and at one point suggested that their naval fleet in the Black Sea would intervene. Like Mr. Assad, Mr. Milosevic was rational and calculating — he, too, wanted to survive. Quotes-end.png

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