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January 28, 2015 6:01 PM

Doyle McManus: Risk-averse strategy has not worked in Syria

In 2011 the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama.

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