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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cordesman on Syria's Air Defenses

One element in the debate over what to do about Syria has been the argument that a no-fly zone would be difficult to implement, given Syria's sophisticated air defense system. Clearly the two Israeli strikes over the weekend raised questions about the effectiveness of Syria's air defenses, and Anthony Cordesman at CSIS assesses that effectiveness in "Syria's Uncertain Air Defense Capanilities," while noting that there would still be challenges to mounting an effective no-fly zone.

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