A French plane which was used at the same time as the conflict in Libya
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Syria: Lessons from past conflicts

What lessons concerning military intervention can be learned from past international conflicts ?

The British Government has already argued that any intervention in Syria would be in accordance with international law.

But recent history suggests that such steps are not always clear cut.

So what are the lessons from past conflicts?

The BBC's Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale explains.

  • 29 Aug
  • From the section World