Dorothy Ohl, Carnegie argue it’s good idea to try to dissolve the Syrian regime army
Incredibly this Carnegie report recommends as its first policy option a measure to destabilize and help dissolve the Syrian regime army. As if nothing was learned from Iraq!
“Policy Options for International Actors
Encourage desertion, not rebel recruitment. Beyond providing assistance to the armed rebellion, Western backers of the opposition should encourage defections, particularly among the crucial group of mid-ranking officers, by stepping up targeted financial assistance.”