On April 12, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Matthew Kroenig was quoted in an article in the Hill titled “Syria cast shadow on Biden to respond to possible Ukraine chemical attack.” Kroenig uses Syria as a case study to demonstrate how effective chemical weapons are.

I’m afraid one of the lessons from Syria, that Putin and Assad took away, is that using chemical weapons works.

Matthew Kroenig
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