Are We On The Brink Of A New Cold War?
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The U.S. and Russia have a turbulent history and many believe their involvement in Syria is the start of a new conflict. So, is Syria now a proxy war?
U.S. Weaponry Is Turning Syria Into Proxy War With Russia
“Insurgent commanders say that since Russia began air attacks in support of the Syrian government, they are receiving for the first time bountiful supplies of powerful American-made antitank missiles.”
We Ask Experts: Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?
“During a recent news conference, President Obama said he would not allow the current conflict in Syria to devolve into a proxy war between the United States and Russia.”
Press Conference by the President
“But we’re not going to make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia. That would be bad strategy on our part. This is a battle between Russia, Iran, and Assad against the overwhelming majority of the Syrian people.”
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“It was in many senses a traumatic break-up. Like a marriage, there was so much that was jointly owned that it was hard to make a clean break.”
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