Dozens of U.S. diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

June 17, 2016 2:36 AM

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Dozens of U.S. diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of U.S. policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country's civil war.

The "dissent channel cable" was signed by 51 mid- to high-level State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy. It was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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