Opposition Forces In Syria

Opposition Forces In Syria

The Obama administration may ask the Pentagon to provide support for moderate rebel groups in Syria. Guest host Susan Page and her guests examine the struggle for power among opposition forces in Syria’s civil war.

President Barack Obama called the proposed military strike in Syria a test for Congress and the world. In Washington, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing limited U.S. military action in Syria. But at a hearing before the House Committee, there were questions about the trustworthiness of the Syrian opposition and whether, if we decide to militarily intervene in a civil war, we are clear on how the different groups of anti-Assad forces are aligned. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss what we know about the opposition groups in Syria.

Guests

Paul Pillar

non-resident senior fellow, Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and a former CIA National Intelligence officer.

Nour Malas

correspondent, The Wall Street Journal.

Robert Grenier

chair of ERG Partners, consulting for the intelligence and security industry; CIA station chief in Pakistan until 2002; and director of the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center from 2005-2006.

Mark Mazzetti

national security correspondent, The New York Times; author of "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth."

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