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Confront Russia Over Syria?

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Confront Russia Over Syria?

    

U.S. F-16 now being flown over Syria
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Knowing that U.S. and Russian warplanes now (10/13/15) overlap in airspace over Aleppo, Syria, that Russia has defense treaties with Iran and Syria, and that in our election year military strength is an issue, what should the U.S. President do, if there is a conflict incident which is reported as an apparent shoot-down of an American warplane by a Russian one, i.e., a legitimate provocation of war or a pretext?

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Immediately order a one - for - one retaliation and warn Russia strongly
Warn Russia but request an incident investigation by a neutral international party
Warn them, but disengage our warplanes from airspace overlapping the Russians’
Ask Congress to declare war on Syria. If granted, invade with enough U.S. troops
Gradually escalate U.S. force in Syria and sanction Iran and Russia for helping Assad

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