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“disincentives”



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Here’s Eliot Cohen (sub required) on that word in the report:

The U.S. needs to give “disincentives” to Syria and Iran: But the real question has always been whether we are willing to use a variety of overt and covert means — from bombing insurgent safe houses to sabotaging refineries, from mining harbors to supporting their own insurgents — to do so. And, in fact, the report mentions no means for squeezing either country.



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