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Silent international partners in President Obama’s possible Syria strike may be critical
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Silent international partners in President Obama’s possible Syria strike may be critical

If President Obama decides to strike Syria anytime soon, it looks like he will be doing so without much of a formal international coalition backing the operation.

Before the U.S. on Friday released an unclassified report on Syria’s chemical weapons use, Secretary of State Kerry listed a roll call of countries and organizations that have condemned President Bashar Assad’s regime.

What’s noteworthy about this roll call is just how short it is, especially in comparison to the countries that were involved in the coalitions assembled in previous U.S. military interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

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Brian Katulis

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