The Los Angeles Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof on the US plan to arm Syrian opposition fighters to oppose ISIS and why the vetting process is slowing down progress:

“This is a glacial vetting process,” said Frederic C. Hof, a former special White House advisor for Syria who now is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington.

“Everything needs to be sped up in order to be effective,” Hof added. “That might mean having to accept more risk, but if you’re going to do something meaningful, the administration needs to expect to take some chances.”

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