Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another one? (For class)

Are you ready for another war?

Here's an op-ed by a Brookings Institution scholar  and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations arguing for an America intervention in Syria.

The civil war there has become brutal, with extrajudicial killings and torture on both sides. The BBC last night reported on the use of rape (against women and men) as an instrument of terror by the Syrian government forces. A US intervention could perhaps help to end these horrors. But at what risk, and for what gain.

These are the kinds of difficult questions that degree-educated future leaders should have well-informed opinions on, and I'll be asking you for yours.

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