Russia's Airstrikes in Syria Are Playing Well at Home

October 4, 2015 5:13 PM

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MOSCOW — Whatever effect Russia's airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.

So far, Russia's intervention in Syria has served President Vladimir Putin's goals. The potential danger, military analysts say, lies down the road.

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