Russia Ratchets Up Military Intervention In SyriaPlay
Moscow has been conducting airstrikes for nearly a week in Syria, and now the Kremlin says it's ready to introduce ground forces into the fight.
President Vladimir Putin says it is targeting ISIS and other extremist groups, but the U.S. believes the real targets are rebels trying to oust Russia's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.
Former congresswoman Jane Harman joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the geopolitical maneuvering in Syria.
- Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars and former congresswoman.
This segment aired on October 6, 2015.