24 Aug '13, 12pm

NAVY MOVES IN US Warships Positioned Near Syria to Allow Options, - - FOX News - #opslam #military…

NAVY MOVES IN US Warships Positioned Near Syria to Allow Options, - - FOX News - #opslam #military…

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel suggested Friday that the Pentagon was moving naval forces closer to Syria in preparation for a possible decision by President Obama to order military strikes. Hagel declined to describe any specific movements of U.S. forces. He said Obama asked that the Pentagon prepare military options for Syria and that some of those options "requires positioning our forces." The president's senior national security advisers are expected to meet at the White House this weekend to discuss possible military options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, a U.S. official told Fox News Friday. U.S. defense officials told The Associated Press that the Navy had sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea but without immediate orders for any missile launch into Syria. U.S. Navy ship...

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