August 23, 2012
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has made contingency plans to ensure that Syria’s massive unconventional weapons stockpiles are secure, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
According to the report, the United States Department of Defense plans to send small teams of special operations troops into Syria should Washington feels that the depots are no longer secure, or that Syrian President Bashar Assad plans to use them on rebel forces.
Syria’s stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide are considered the largest in the world.
Earlier this week, US President Barack Obama warned that any effort by Assad to move or use his arsenal of chemical munitions “would cross a red line,” implying it may prompt military intervention by the US.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:12 am