Why going to war in Syria is a bad idea

Canada shouldn't follow the US in bombing the Islamic State in Syria and arming the 'moderates.'

US Defense Department Photo: Glenn Fawcett
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson speaks last year at the Halifax International Security Forum.
Julia Taleb
Published: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 10:51 am EST

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tried to use the presence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in his region to pressure the United States to work with his government.

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