The U.S. aid package of food and medicine to the Free Syrian Army should be understood in a larger context than the immediate humanitarian needs it addresses. The move from the Obama administration signals readiness to start working directly with the FSA, and is an evaluation of the group’s ability to manage and utilize aid.
Signal to the Regime
The aid poses the question on whether the Obama administration is moving in the direction of arming the Syrian opposition. The U.S. official maintains that Washington has not closed the door permanently on the issueJoyce Karam