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US Weighs Military Options for Syria Chemical Weaponsi
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May 01, 2013 7:16 PM
Pentagon planners have been putting together military options for the president to consider in dealing with Syria's chemical weapons. Analysts say none of those scenarios is simple or straightforward - as they could involve the deployment of tens of thousands of troops, a high risk of contamination, and a likely large-scale escalation of the conflict. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez has more.

US Weighs Military Options for Syria Chemical Weapons

Published May 01, 2013

Pentagon planners have been putting together military options for the president to consider in dealing with Syria's chemical weapons. Analysts say none of those scenarios is simple or straightforward - as they could involve the deployment of tens of thousands of troops, a high risk of contamination, and a likely large-scale escalation of the conflict. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez has more.


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