24 Aug '13, 1pm

Obama, security team meet on Syria chemical attack

Obama, security team meet on Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — US President Barack Obama met with his top national security advisors early Saturday to discuss the response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons, a White House official said. "The president has directed the intelligence community to gather facts and evidence so that we can determine what occurred in Syria. Once we ascertain the facts, the president will make an informed decision about how to respond," the official said. "We have a range of options available, and we are going to act very deliberately so that we're making decisions consistent with our national interest as well as our assessment of what can advance our objectives in Syria." Another U.S. defense official tells [Defense News sister publication] Navy Times that there are now four destroyers positioned in the eastern Mediterranean Sea: the Mahan, Barry, Gravely and Ramage. The Mahan was ...

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