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Russia’s Syrian Escalation Tests Obama’s Crisis Response

October 08, 2015 06:08 PM
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The Islamic State. Ebola. And now Putin in Syria. As Russia's air campaign in the war-torn country dominates headlines, critics of the administration are once again questioning whether U.S. President Barack Obama has been slow to act on the Syrian conflict. VOA correspondent Aru Pande takes a look at what drives the president's response to a crisis.