Barack Obama, Syria, and the Exertion of American Military Power

David Jervis

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This article reviews American policy toward Syria since the onset of its civil war there. It concentrates on debates and decisions about the use of American military power to influence events there. Before 2014, President Barack Obama consistently refused to use military power and, while he did initiate military action against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014, many in and out of the administration thought he should do more. This article identifies reasons for Obama’s hesitance and argues that some of his pre-2014 fears about using military power have been realized in later years.


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Obama, Syria, Islamic State, military power

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/teka.2017.12.1.41
Data publikacji: 2018-09-17 12:03:46
Data złożenia artykułu: 2018-09-17 11:30:14

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