U.S. to deploy special forces to Syria in about-turn for Obama | Reuters

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Reuters cites Mac Thornberry, chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the House of Representatives.

“Absent a larger coherent strategy, however, these steps may prove to be too little too late. I do not see a strategy for success, rather it seems the administration is trying to avoid a disaster while the president runs out the clock”

Here’s the full Reuters artcle:

Source: U.S. to deploy special forces to Syria in about-turn for Obama | Reuters

Like everything else about Obama’s period in office, there has been a marked absence of cohesive strategy, failing to leverage America strengths. BUT I suggest that history will most remember Obama for his disasterous foreign policy blinders?

Thoughts?

Arch-rivals Saudi Arabia, Iran to discuss Syria face-to-face for first time | Top News | Reuters

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Reuters reports that arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran announced they would attend international talks in Vienna on Friday on the Syrian conflict, in what will be their first meeting to discuss the four-year-long war.

Source: Arch-rivals Saudi Arabia, Iran to discuss Syria face-to-face for first time | Top News | Reuters

This is comprehensive article from Reuters, including insights from experts. One commentator referred ro Iran and Russia opposed to everybody else.

Reading between the lines, one should not be too hopeful for a political breakthrough.