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In this May 5, 2011, photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian soldiers atop their armored vehicles pull out of the southern city of Daraa, Syria. After two-and-a-half years of civil war, President Barack Obama’s larger Syria policy is in disarray even as his administration with help from Russia averted a military showdown for the time-being. The difficulty in understanding what America is trying to do in Syria has persisted in the current debate over how to respond to the Assad government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/SANA) EDITORIAL USE ONLY