Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof joins CNN to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the crisis in Syria and why the administration needs to rethink its strategy:

Fred Hof, former U.S. special adviser for a transition in Syria, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday that he believes if given a second chance, U.S. President Barack Obama would have taken his national security team’s advice in 2012 to set up a robust arm and train program for the moderate Syrian opposition.

At the time, President Obama knocked down the proposal, which was supported by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-CIA Director David Petraeus, then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

Watch the full interview here.

Related Experts: Frederic C. Hof