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How Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Could affect United States' Policy in the Mideast

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Israeli soldiers walk near tanks close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli occupied Golan Heights May 6, 2013. Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him in the face of a more than two-year-old rebellion. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTXZC64

Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and author of "The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat" talks about how Israeli airstrikes into Syria could affect US policy in the Middle East.

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