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Syria crisis reveals uneasy relationship between Obama, nation’s military leaders

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/09/2013

Ernesto Londoño and Craig Whitlock

The Syrian crisis over the past few weeks has thrust President Obama into a role in which at times he has seemed uneasy: that of commander in chief.
The prospect of an attack to punish Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons exposed the Nobel Peace laureate’s strained and somewhat tentative relationship with the military. His dramatic oscillation from detachment on Syria to the brink of military action, with him ultimately settling for a potential diplomatic solution, has unsettled many people in uniform.
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"Syria crisis reveals uneasy relationship between Obama, nation’s military leaders", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 20/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/syria-crisis-reveals-uneasy-relationship-between-obama-nation-s-military-leaders