Why Obama doesn't "have a strategy yet" in Syria

August 29, 2014 7:39 PM

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Why Obama doesn't "have a strategy yet" in Syria

It was a blunt comment that when taken out of context could seem fairly alarming: "We don't have a strategy yet," President Obama said Thursday with respect to his plans to fight Islamic extremists in Syria.

The White House quickly tried to explain Mr. Obama's remarks, clarifying that the president has a broader strategy for fighting groups that pose a threat to U.S. interests, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). However, he hasn't decided yet whether military action in Syria fits into t...

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