Obama administration approves support for rebel forces
According to several reports, the Obama administration decided that the failure of the United Nations to achieve progress in Syria justified approving an intelligence “finding” that would permit clandestine support by the CIA and other agencies.
Exactly when the order was signed remains unclear, but sources told CNN it was within the past several months.
shift in the administration’s policy toward Syria, including ordering the Pentagon to establish a “Crisis Asset Team” to prepare for the regime’s collapse.
According to Reuters, the World Food Programme believes that as many as 3 million Syrians are likely to need food, crop and livestock aid in the next 12 months.