10 Sep '18, 12pm

Pentagon, White House consider military strike options on Syria - by @TaraCopp

Pentagon, White House consider military strike options on Syria - by @TaraCopp

NEW DELHI — The Pentagon is preparing military options for President Donald Trump to respond if the Syrian government carries through with its threat to use chemical weapons against Idlib , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford said Saturday. “The president expects us to have military options in the event that chemical weapons are used,” Dunford told reporters traveling with him. “We have provided updates to him on the development of those military options.” U.S. planning for a counterstrike is one of several areas of friction that have escalated in recent days between U.S. interests and Iranian or Russian-backed interests in the war-torn country. In the south, the U.S. dispatched Marines to An Tanf garrison as a deterrent to pro-Syrian regime Russian and Iranian-backed forces that have tested the U.S.-protected training base. Dispatching the Marine...

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