Is it bad writting Or am I getting it wrong?

By my question you all infer I am learning English and making an effort.

excerpt from NYtimes:

"As  libya descends into chaos, foreign powers look for a way out:

A meeting in Berlin om sunday will seek an exit to one of the Miffle Easts most intractable proxy war"

what baffles me is the author of this articles says "seek exit to proxy war" I mean

isn't the meaning of "to" towards something? so should't the author have wrtitten

"seek an exit from proxy war"???

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Unfortunately, most writers and speakers of English are not as conscientious and precise as students who are studying to learn English. In most cases, as long as the MEANING is clear, the precise usage is not required.

    This lax approach can lead to problems, especially in contractual agreements.

    In this case, think of “exit” as “alternative”.

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  • 1 month ago

    The author was referring to a lot of wars in the middle east. Singling out this war by saying to. The emphasis is on this war as being bad and long.

    But "from" would have made as much sence.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker
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