Fred Kaplan on why the Syria raid -- and the Pakistani ones, for the same reasons -- was incredibly stupid and shortsighted.
Like I've been saying over on the podcast I take part in, spreading an active conflict into neighboring countries is almost always a bad idea. It either destabilizes those countries, inflames nationalism in them, or both. Also, in the case of the United States, it increases anti-Americanism and undermines our regional goals.
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