Karin von Hippel on Obama’s policy in Syria

As featured on BBC Today Programme



He was never convinced that force or a greater use of force would make a difference. Now I personally disagree with that, and I disagreed with that when I worked in the State Department, and I worked on Syria as well as on ISIL for about four years, and there are many other people in the State Department who felt that there were many things you could do between sending a hundred thousand troops in and nothing.