Former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserts that the U.S.’s best chance at defeating the Islamic State lies in supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), more specifically the Kurdish units within this group. Arming Syrian Kurds, says Blinken, will increase the SDF’s ability to re-take the city of Raqqa while similarly easing tensions along the Syrian-Turkish border.

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