October 21, 2015

U.S.-Russian Syria deal 'immoral,' McCain says

By Nicholas Heras

Source: USA Today

Journalist(s) Tom Vanden Brook

WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain on Wednesday branded the U.S.-Russian deal to avoid conflict in the sky over Syria "immoral," saying it gives Vladimir Putin a green light to bomb American allies.

The deal, announced Tuesday by the Pentagon and signed by Central Command chief Gen. Lloyd Austin, should not be interpreted as U.S. cooperation with Russia, according to the top civilian official for the Air Force.

"It's a recognition that we don't want accidents in the air," Air Force Sec. Deborah James told the USA TODAY editorial board on Wednesday.

Read the full article at USA Today.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...