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Pentagon: Syria Accord Tests Russia's Will to De-escalate War

The Pentagon on Tuesday called the cessation-of-hostilities agreement in Syria a “test” for Russia, as potential effects and implementation of the agreement remain uncertain. “The test is really — it’s up to the Russians at this point,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told reporters. Cook asserted that the U.S. military’s fight remained against Islamic State militants in Syria and would not be affected by the cessation agreement reached last week in Munich. He added, however,...

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