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Uncovering truth in Syria
This article originally appeared on csmonitor.com on August 30, 2013.
It is frequently said that truth is the first casualty of war. Combatants employ a wide range of tactics and strategies to deceive their enemies. Evidence that appears to be valid may turn out to be untrustworthy, and crucial evidence may be missing.
As the international community seeks incontrovertible evidence about who perpetrated the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria (and why), there are claims and counter-claims from different sides.Action based on ill-founded judgment could escalate a dangerous situation.