Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011, there has been no shortage of public criticism of U.S. policy, in particular the failure to prevent the large-scale killing of civilians. With death tolls in the war estimated to approach or exceed 500,000, what, if anything, could the U.S. government plausibly have done to prevent atrocities? Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on September 11 for a discussion of a multi-faceted research effort exploring the key decision points and possible scenarios had different policy options been pursued.
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