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David Shedd, deputy head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, claims that his organization had warned the Obama administration early on that dictator Bashar al-Assad would be able to stay in power for years in Syria, even in the face of widespread opposition. Shedd went on to say that the Syrian civil war is now likely to continue for years, facing the prospect of “unfathomable violence” and growing power there by Islamic radicals, including those allied with al-Qaeda.

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