Syria: Challenging Mission for US Military

Posted September 4, 2013 at 3:25pm

The Boston Globe looks at the proposed US military action in Syria and writes: “It is a paradoxical mission for the Pentagon, which is built for winning wars. Any strike against the Syrian regime, military specialists said, must be painful enough to force President Bashir Assad to rethink using poison gas but not so damaging that it could dislodge his grip on power or lead him to let loose on his own people or his neighbors.”