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Obama Asks Pentagon for Syria No-Fly Zone Plan
Posted By admin On May 29, 2013 @ 5:14 am In World News | Comments Disabled
The Daily Beast 
May 29, 2013
Pentagon spokesman Dave Lapan sent the following statement to The Daily Beast after this story posted: “There is no new planning effort underway. The Joint Staff, along with the relevant combatant commanders, continue to conduct prudent planning for a range of possible military options.”
The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by the U.S. and other countries such as France and Great Britain, two administration officials told The Daily Beast.
The request was made shortly before Secretary of State John Kerry toured the Middle East last week to try and finalize plans for an early June conference between the Syrian regime and rebel leaders in Geneva. The opposition, however, has yet to confirm its attendance and is demanding  that the end of Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s rule be a precondition for negotiations, a condition Assad is unlikely to accept.
President Obama’s dual-track strategy of continuing to pursue a political solution to the two-year-old uprising in Syria while also preparing for more direct U.S. military involvement includes authorizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the first time to plan for multilateral military actions inside Syria, the two officials said. They added that no decisions on actually using force have yet been made.
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 The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/28/exclusive-barack-obama-asks-pentagon-for-syria-no-fly-zone-plan.html
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 No Fly Zone Over Syria an Act of War, Gen. Dempsey Warns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-fly-zone-over-syria-an-act-of-war-gen-dempsey-warns.html
 Panetta, Dempsey clear Pentagon desk of US military option for Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-dempsey-clear-pentagon-desk-of-us-military-option-for-syria.html
 Leaked Email: Pentagon Admits Plan To Direct Terror Attacks Inside Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-email-pentagon-admits-plan-to-direct-terror-attacks-inside-syria.html
 Syria: Pentagon Prepares Military “Options” for Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-pentagon-prepares-military-%e2%80%9coptions%e2%80%9d-for-obama.html
 Pentagon: U.S. military intervention in Syria could cost $1b a month: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-u-s-military-intervention-in-syria-could-cost-1b-a-month.html
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