Saturday, July 23, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan: Syria The 'Most Complex, Complicated Issue' He's Ever Worked On

Business Insider: The CIA director reveals the 'most complex, complicated issue' he's ever worked on

During a discussion at the Brookings Institution last week on identifying emerging security threats, CIA Director John Brennan said the bedlam in Syria has become one of the most intricate issues the US faces.

"I must say in my experience in working in Middle Eastern issues, Syria is the most complex, complicated issue I have ever had to deal with," Brennan said in a question-and-answer session.

Brennan, who has been at the helm of the CIA since 2013, said Syria's chaos has resulted from "so many internal players, so many external players, so many goals and objectives that are frequently in tension with one another."

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WNU Editor: I still do not know what is the U.S. policy and goals on Syria .... but I do know that the conflict within the country shows no signs of ending.

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