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Possibility of a Western Strike on Syria

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

In this In Homeland Security podcast, William Tucker, Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security, and Phillip Smyth, a researcher for the University of Maryland and expert on Syria and Lebanon, discuss the potential for a response to a U.S. punitive strike against the Syrian regime.

The Possibility of a Western Strike on Syria by APUS

Hezbollah Targeted by Car Bomb

By William Tucker

Approximately 53 people were injured this morning when a car bomb detonated in Lebanon’s Beir el-Abed area – a well known Hezbollah stronghold. Though no claim of responsibility has been made, speculation in the media has pointed to Syrian rebels who are looking to retaliate against Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Syria’s S-300 Air Defense System in Perspective

By William Tucker

In an interview with Hezbollah’s Al Manar television station, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed to have already received an S-300 air defense system of Russian manufacture. More accurately, Assad said “missiles” which could indicate that the entire S-300 kit hasn’t yet arrived in Syria. At a time of civil war when the government is pitted against an asymmetric foe without any air assets, the question of why Syria would bother purchasing such a system seems rather profound.

Syria’s Rebels Receiving More Assistance

By William Tucker The Syrian conflict has been anything but linear. With a fragmented opposition lacking a formal command and control structure coordinating forces fighting against an entrenched regime backed by Iran and Hezbollah it is hard to imagine that the war would be linear. This is a greater problem for the rebels than it is for the government as the opposition is forced to use creative methods to acquire supplies.

Iran’s Trouble with Syria

By William Tucker Since the inception of the Syrian uprising, IHS has discussed the international dimension of the conflict, but the initial posturing by regional and international powers, though discernible, was largely opaque. As the civil war has drug on the hand of foreign interlopers has become visible in the form of continuing support for the Assad regime from Russia and Iran, while many Arab and Western nations have provided support to the rebels.