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The contradictions in Obama’s Middle East policy have produced a set of problems that cannot be resolved without a changed relationship with Russia. This truth lies at the heart of controversies within the US military and intelligence system which – according to Seymour Hirsch – have resulted in a victory for those who see negating Russia’s influence as the prime task. A task greater then the aim of stalemating and defeating Isis.

These themes are investigated in the latest issue of the London Review of Books.

Hirsch writes: “Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.”

Well worth reading

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n01/seymour-m-hersh/military-to-military?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3801&utm_content=ukrw_subsact&hq_e=el&hq_m=4083503&hq_l=8&hq_v=ac3abef733

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