Obama Shifts Policy on Aid to Syria

The Obama administration is shifting its Syria policy from one of casual indifference to providing military equipment, vehicles and possibly training according to the Washington Post:

The Obama administration is moving toward a major policy shift on Syria that could provide rebels there with equipment such as body armor and armored vehicles, and possibly military training, and could send humanitarian assistance directly to Syria’s opposition political coalition, according to U.S. and European officials.

The administration has not provided direct aid to the military or political side of the opposition throughout the two-year-old conflict, and U.S. officials remain opposed to providing weapons to the rebels.


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