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5:10 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Analysts See Shift In U.S. Response To Syrian Conflict

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 7:23 am

Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to the Middle East last week marked a small but, some believe, significant shift in American policy on Syria. On the surface, the U.S. has announced it is stepping up aid to the Syrian opposition and its armed wing. But look closely, analysts say, and you'll see that the U.S. is more willing to tip the scales against the Syrian regime.