Does Turkey’s Downing of Russian Warplane Portend Deeper Disaster To Come?

Does Turkey’s Downing of Russian Warplane Portend Deeper Disaster To Come?

Offering a dramatic window into the fractious and complex geopolitics that are now swirling around the war against the Islamic State inside Syria and Iraq, the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey on Tuesday was also followed by the release of footage showing a Russian military helicopter being destroyed by Syrian rebel forces armed with U.S.-supplied anti-tank missiles.

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