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After telling the US to clear Syrian airspace on Wednesday, Russia’s rapid escalation of support for Syrian government has US on the back foot
By Dave Clark
Russia’s dramatic entry Wednesday into the Syrian war put the United States on the back foot once again and left Washington struggling to regain the military and diplomatic initiative.
As US Secretary of State John Kerry was in New York trying to coordinate with his Kremlin opposite number Sergei Lavrov, a Russian officer contacted the US embassy in Baghdad.