Burns: Three Vital US Interests At Stake in Syria
Clip: Diplomat and foreign affairs expert Nicholas Burns cites three vital reasons the Syrian conflict should matter to every American.
Falkenrath: No Syrian Opposition for the US to Support
Clip: Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor Richard Falkenrath asks how the U.S. can have a dog in the fight with Syria when there is no dog to support adding America has no clear allies on the ground in the Syrian Civil War.
What Is the Ideal Strategy for the US in Syria?
Clip: Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison and former British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald debate why the ideal outcome in Syria hinges on either the U.S further engaging itself in the conflict or maintaining the status quo.
Who are the Opposition? Should US Recognize, Support?
Clip: Debaters discuss the nature of the opposition forces in Syria. Quoting the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey, Graham Allison argues that the U.S. has a "very opaque understanding of the opposition."
Under What Circumstances is Military Action Appropriate?
Clip: Nick Burns, Graham Allison, and Nigel Sheinwald attempt to answer under what circumstances U.S. military action would be appropriate in the Syrian Civil War.