Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain

September 14, 2016 10:07 PM

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Aligned with Russia in Syria, Pentagon awkwardly treads on new terrain

WASHINGTON For Pentagon officers who cut their teeth during the Cold War, the prospect of U.S. battlefield cooperation with Russia in Syria is not only uncomfortable. It's also unprecedented.

Against that background, the reactions of U.S. military officials range from caution to outright skepticism over a Geneva-based "joint integration center" that may soon bring together American and Russian militaries to discuss shared targets for the first time since World War Two.

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