Reuters/Hamid Khatib - A Free Syrian Army fighter carries a homemade rocket to be launched towards Nairab military airport, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, June 14, 2013.
Why the Current Syria Policy Doesn't Make Sense
June 17, 2013,
Shadi Hamid says Obama’s decision to provide small arms to the Syrian rebels is a tactical move detached from a clear, long-term strategy. Hamid says the only way to help the rebels regain the advantage and force the regime to make real concessions is with a credible threat of military intervention.