The Los Angeles Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the US strategy for combating the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham:

Frederic C. Hof, a former special advisor to President Obama for Syria, said the U.S. plan “is going to be a tough sell” in Syria.

“You can always get people by providing weapons, ammo and pay, but your appeal to a large number of Syrians will increase dramatically if it is a force whose goal is eventually to govern all of Syria,” not just beat one faction, he added.

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