With the war against ISIS still in the process of being built up, administration officials are already planning for the post-ISIS war in Syria, and they intend to play a role in that as well.
Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that right now there is “no higher priority” than disrupting ISIS, but said after that ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad would be “needed.”
And that’s going to be a whole other war, with Kerry saying Assad’s “reluctance” to give in to US demands to resign means “military pressure” will almost certainly have to be used in ousting him.
Kerry has been pushing for a war against Assad for years now, and while he was unsuccessful in trying to sell that war in 2013, the 2014 ISIS war seems to have put US military assets into Syria after all, and set the stage for a second war.
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