The United States involvement in the syrian civil war.

Basic Syria Information

Location & Origin

Syria, a nation in southern Asia, is situated on the Mediterranean Sea's eastern coast. Israel has seized it since 1967. Political life in Syria was very unstable after the country attained independence in 1946, mostly as a result of persistent conflict between its many socioeconomic, religious, and political groups.

Overview of Country

The authoritarian administration of President Hafez al-Assad over Syria began in 1970. His main objectives were to achieve national security, internal stability, and the regaining of Syrian land that had been lost to Israel in 1967.

The Syria Civil War

The Buildup

Assad led his nation into a massive armaments buildup that severely taxed the economy and left little money for development. Bashar al-Assad took office as president when his father Assad passed away in 2000. Bashar al-Assad eventually carried on his father's authoritarian style of rule, employing Syria's powerful military and security agencies to suppress political dissent despite some early attempts at democratic reform. In 2011, long-repressed internal tensions finally broke out, starting the Syrian Civil War.

The Conflict

The Syrian civil war is an ongoing conflict with multiple sides that is being fought in Syria between the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Building Upon the Syrian Civil War

Countries Involvement

Many other nations, including Iran, Russia, Turkey, and the United States, have supported one or more factions or taken an active role in the conflict.

U.S Assistance

There were two programs made as an effort to suport Syrian rebels. The first one was discontinued in 2015 after spending $500 million in an effort to generate fighters. However, only 15,000 rebels were recruited. Another initiative was ran by the CIA with a $1 billion covert program.

Current Stance

The director of U.S. Central Command declared there was no "end date" for the U.S. action in Syria on November 23, 2019. The U.S. Department of Defense reports that as of February 2021, there are about 900 American soldiers serving in Syria.

Where Can I Learn More?

The Syrian civil war is a complex issue that has been going on since 2011. With so many variables to consider, it is only reasonable that additional sources are provided to dig deeper in the issue if you so desire.

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