“This is a story of a sudden change in American policy, which took place not over months or weeks but within 24 hours. This is a story of how an American government which said it was going to support Syria’s insurgency and opposition — to at least contain President Assad — has suddenly walked away from it.

“This is a story of how, after more than 2 1/2 years of the Syrian conflict, is no longer central to that conflict but is on the sidelines.”

1. Yes, President Obama Lost His Nerve
2. So What Happened After President Obama Lost His Nerve?

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3. What Does It All Mean, for the United States and for Syria?