Defense One cites the Atlantic Council for hosting General Martin Dempsey at its Disrupting Defense conference:

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the United States is not providing Syrian rebels what they would need to win the war against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.


“They need the force they have now, which is trying to protect local villages and try to harass the regime and level the playing field. They need something that eventually will be able to hold ground. And they need a counterterror capability – all of which is responsive to Syrians,” Dempsey said Wednesday at the Atlantic Council, a NATO-oriented think tank in Washington,D.C. ”And we are not on a path currently to provide that.”

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