Obama tells ’60 Minutes’ he’s going to stay the course on Syria

October 11, 2015 11:54 PM

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SAN DIEGO — President Obama indicated in an interview with “60 Minutes” that he isn’t mulling over any major changes to his approach to Syria following the failure of his administration’s plan to train more than 5,000 moderate rebels and the unexpected emergence of Russia as a major military player in the conflict.

Obama has been heavily criticized in recent months as lacking a strategy to stem Syria's chaos and defeat Islamic State militants. He made clear, though, that his plans for Syria were guided by an overriding goal: He wants to keep the United States from becoming more deeply involved militarily in a ...

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