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Former Ambassador To Syria Weighs In On Syrian Conflict And U.S. Responses

Some of the United States' highest military and diplomatic priorities intersect in the Syrian conflict – the aggression of ISIS, the stability of the Middle East, our relationship with Russia and, more broadly, the role the U.S. intends to have in international relations.

Robert Ford was U.S. ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014, and now lives in St. Johnsbury. Ford spoke to Vermont Edition on Thursday to share his observations on the conflict in Syria, including a recent deadly chemical attack on a Syrian town.

Listen to the conversation from Vermont Edition above.

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