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Professor Martel on the Threat of Regime Change in Syria

William C. Martel is Associate Professor of International Security Studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

...Martel says the likelihood of the US using military force remains quite low. He says whether we use military force or not, we ought to at least consider putting the leadership of Syria at risk.

“They are the ones that are making decisions about using military force. They are the ones that have killed their own people,” Martel says.

…Martel says putting American forces in Syria is off the table, but there are lots of options we have available to put that regime at risk or at least make them think they’re at risk.

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