- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Pentagon Can’t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds
Posted By admin On August 31, 2013 @ 6:22 am In World News | Comments Disabled
August 31, 2013
The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides.
President Barack Obama, meanwhile, said on Friday he has not made a final decision on a military strike against Syria. He sought to play down both the scope and duration of the anticipated punitive missile and bombing campaign.
“As you’ve seen, today we’ve released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed well over a thousand people, including hundreds of children,” Obama said.
The president said the use of the deadly weapons had violated international “norms” and that action was needed to prevent the further use of the arms.
Full story here. 
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-cant-afford-syria-operation-must-seek-additional-funds.html
URLs in this post:
 Freebeacon.com: http://freebeacon.com/pentagon-cant-afford-syria-operation-must-seek-additional-funds/
 ‘US mulls way to hit Syria chemical weapons sites’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-mulls-way-to-hit-syria-chemical-weapons-sites.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
 Clinton: World cannot afford to wait on Syria crisis ‘any longer’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/clinton-world-cannot-afford-to-wait-on-syria-crisis-any-longer.html
 ‘US to release report in coming days justifying Syria strike’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-to-release-report-in-coming-days-justifying-syria-strike.html
 Syria: Cameron and Obama agree to military strike over chemical weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-cameron-and-obama-agree-to-military-strike-over-chemical-weapons.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.