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Putin’s Attack Helicopters and Mercenaries Are Winning the War for Assad | Foreign Policy

Putin’s Attack Helicopters and Mercenaries Are Winning the War for Assad | Foreign Policy

The George W. Bush parallel was lost on very few analysts when Vladimir Putin proudly announced that he was withdrawing a significant amount of Russia’s forces from Syria because their “mission is accomplished.” The announcement came just four days after the Atlantic published an overview of “The Obama Doctrine,” wherein U.S. President Barack Obama told journalist Jeffrey Goldberg that Russia was…

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