25 Aug '13, 1pm

Dempsey, allied military chiefs meet in Jordan amid escalating Syrian crisis:

Dempsey, allied military chiefs meet in Jordan amid escalating Syrian crisis:

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Department of Defense AMMAN, Jordan — Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is co-hosting an emergency meeting here of defense chiefs from 10 nations aimed at ensuring the security of this moderate, pro-Western kingdom and preventing a spillover of the escalating war in neighboring Syria, officials said. The three-day meeting, which opened Sunday, is being co-hosted by Jordan’s chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Mishaal Zaben, U.S. and Jordanian officials said. It also brings together top generals from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Canada, the semi-official Petra news agency reported, citing Jordanian military sources. It said the commanders “would discuss regional security and implications of the ongoing crisis in Syria.” The conference comes amid r...

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