A No-Fly Zone Would Hurt Both Assad and ISIS

September 15, 2014 9:39 PM

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A No-Fly Zone Would Hurt Both Assad and ISIS

PRISTINA, Kosovo -- As the U.S. builds its coalition and prepares to strike ISIS, it is critical for President Obama to follow his own long-held and oft-stated conviction and spell out the endgame. This is a matter of urgency because the minute the U.S. starts bombing ISIS in Syria, it will become one of the parties of the civil war there.

-- First, drawing from the president's own belief in a "no victor/no vanquished" outcome, the U.S. and its allies ought to define as their political goal a situation in which the Syrians, with international mediation and support, find a mutually negotiated end to their civil war, with a mutually sha...

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