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Cotton: ‘We Have to Arm The Opposition’ in Syria


The United States should arm opposition fighters in Syria and create a no-fly zone over the war-torn nation, Representative Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Arming the “reform-minded, pro-Western rebels” fighting the Assad regime is “something that should have been done many months ago,” argued Cotton, a former Army officer and combat veteran. 

“We have to arm the opposition. I think we also need to move toward imposing a no-fly zone,” he said. “We can stop Bashar al-Assad from killing his own people.”