Should the U.S. support Syrian rebels?

Rebel fighters carry their weapons along a trench in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on March 24. The CIA is stepping up training and military assistance to moderate rebels, according to U.S. sources. AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. is providing more arms and training to the moderate rebels in Syria, under a growing secret program run by the CIA in Jordan. Sources tell NPR that secret program could be supplemented by a more public effort in the coming months involving American military trainers.

The change in strategy comes as the White House sees Syrian leader Bashar Assad growing in strength, and continuing to strike rebel strongholds.

Today’s Question: Should the U.S. support Syrian rebels?